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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.

Task 3: Stages of Reading Development

Guideline: Young children go through a series of stages in learning to read. Understanding emergent reading concepts enables teachers and caregivers of young learners to enhance both their interactions and their instructional strategies with their young learners. This task provides resources explaining emergent reading.




Stages of Reading Development

This link to the Reading Rockets website provides a Pacific Resources for Education and Learning authored article summarizing four stages of reading development. The article describes reading materials which are supportive of each stage of development.



Stages of Reading

This link to the Scholastic website provides information on the stages of reading development outlined by Harvard University Professor Jeanne Chall. The stages she developed run from birth through college. A link to a short video explaining these stages is provided.