Designing Early Literacy Programs: Strategies for At-Risk Preschool and Kindergarten Children

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INDEX

A
Ability, and reading, 3
Able, Simone, 154
Accuracy rate, calculation of, 46
Alliteration,
assessment sheets, 186–187
assessment tasks, 43
awareness/exploration phase, 19
phonological awareness, 122–123
Alphabet charts, sound-letter correspondences, 126
Alphabet letter recognition
alphabet books, 117
capacity for, 104
developmental considerations, 113
embedded instruction, 105, 113–114
name writing, 114–117
sign-in procedure, 114, 115
Alphabet production, assessment sheets, 182–183
Alphabet recognition
assessment tasks, 40, 41–42
automobile theme planning web, 139, 140, 141
awareness/exploration phase, 18
in kindergarten, 147
literacy assessment, 36
Alphabet system, early literacy, 1
Alphabet write on, preschool curriculum, 136, 145. See also Write on, preschool curriculum
Alphabetic principle
assessment tasks, 43–45
experimenting reading/writing, 22–23
instructional activities, 119, 125–132
literacy benchmark category, 28–29, 31
reading success, 6–7
Alphabetic spelling, early reading/writing phase, 27
Appropriateness, literacy assessment, 33
Art center
in classrooms, 56
preschool curriculum, 135, 142
Art project, bear unit, 160–161
Assessment. See Literacy assessment
At-risk students, prediction of, 1
Authentic activities, literacy learning, 49
Authentic tasks, learning principle, 53
Automobile theme
books for, 139, 140
instructional activities, 142–146
planning web, 140
preschool curriculum, 138–139
Autumn Leaves, 92
Awareness, 15
Awareness/exploration, IRA/NAEYC development phase, 15–21, 29, 30

B
Bar graph, bear unit, 154
Bear facts chart (poster), 149, 156, 157, 158
Bears, kindergarten thematic unit, 149–172
Bears, Bears, Everywhere, 161, 162, 163, 165
Beat, alphabet principle, 22
Beep Beep, Vroom, Vroom!, 143
Benchmarks
literacy continuum, 14, 28–29, 30
print recognition, 107–108
Blocks center
in classrooms, 56
preschool curriculum, 135
Book acting, storytelling, 95–96

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