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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 1: Understanding the National Early Literacy Panel's Report - The Five Precursors for Learning to Read

Guideline: As noted in the introduction to the Developing Early Literacy report, "the National Early Literacy Panel (NELP) was convened in 2002 to conduct a synthesis of the scientific research on the development of early literacy skills in children ages zero to five." In its work, the panel identified five precursors for learning to read: alphabet knowledge, phonological awareness, rapid automatic naming, writing/writing name, and phonological memory. This task provides information on these precursors and helps educators of early learners enhance their awareness of the Developing Early Literacy report.



Developing Early Literacy: Report of the Early Literacy National Reading Panel

This link is to Developing Early Literacy the Report of the Early Literacy National Reading Panel report. The report's content may be useful to educators of early learners when communicating with school board members.