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Title: Literacy across the Preschool Curriculum
Languages: English
Spanish Version: La lectoescritura en todas las materias del currículo preescolar
Polish Version: Nauka czytania i pisania w programie przedszkolnym
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Teachers/Caregivers
Keywords: Curriculum
Early Literacy
Language Arts
Reading Skills
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
Goals: 1. Demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication (listening and speaking).
2. Demonstrate understanding and enjoyment of literature.
4. Demonstrate increasing awareness of and competence in emergent reading skills and abilities.
5. Demonstrate increasing awareness of and competence in emergent writing skills and abilities.
19. Acquire movement skills and understand concepts needed to explore the environment, support learning, and engage in health-enhancing physical activity.
Learning Standards: 1.B. Communicate effectively using language appropriate to the situation and audience.
2.A. Demonstrate interest in stories and books.
2.C. Recognize concepts of books.
2.D. Establish personal connections with books.
4.A. Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
4.D. Demonstrate emergent phonics and word-analysis skills.
5.A. Demonstrate growing interest and abilities in writing.
5.C. Use writing to research and share knowledge.
19.A. Demonstrate physical competency and control of large and small muscles.
Benchmarks: 1.B.ECa. Use language for a variety of purposes.
2.A.ECa. Engage in book-sharing experiences with purpose and understanding.
2.C.ECa. Interact with a variety of types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems, rhymes, songs).
2.D.ECa. With teacher assistance, discuss illustrations in books and make personal connections to the pictures and story.
4.A.ECc. Recognize the one-to-one relationship between spoken and written words.
4.D.ECa. Recognize own name and common signs and labels in the environment.
5.A.ECa. Experiment with writing tools and materials.
5.C.ECb. With teacher assistance, recall factual information and share that information through drawing, dictation, or writing.
19.A.ECe. Use writing and drawing tools with some control.