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Early Language & Literacy KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Early Language and Literacy KnowledgeBase is an online resource supporting language and literacy development in early learners from birth through age eight. Its focus is to support parents and caregivers in helping early learners with their language and literacy development, and teachers in enhancing their instruction for early learners from pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3.

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This link is to ReadWriteThink, a partnership between the International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the Verizon Foundation. This website includes lessons (by grades, title or literacy connection), student materials and resources.


Writer's Workshop

The Writer's Workshop at the Teachers First website is an interdisciplinary writing technique aimed at building students' fluency in writing. Elements of the Writer's Workshop cover Kindergarten, grades 1-3 and continue through sixth grade.


Emergent Writing

This link to the North East Florida Educational Consortium's website provides an overview of emergent writing and offers strategies for teachers to apply with young learners.


Accessing Skills Toward Successful Writing Development

This article at the Reading Rockets website discusses the development stages of successful writing.


How Children Learn to Write

This article at the website describes the process early learners go through as they learn to write.


Looking for Quality in Student Writing

This article at the Teaching That Makes Sense website describes correct conventions of writing.


Stages of Spelling Development

This article at the website describes the early learner's stages of spelling development.