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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Getting Ready to Read and Write in Child Care
Url: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/litenviron/
Languages: English
Spanish Version: La preparación para leer y escribir en la guardería
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/es/tipsheets/litenviron-sp/
Polish Version: Pryzgotowanie dzieci do nauki czytania i pisania w przedszkolu
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/pl/tipsheets/litenviron-pol/
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: Classroom Activities
Early Literacy
Language Arts
Reading Skills
Reading to Children
Recommended Books
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: LANGUAGE ARTS
Goals: 2. Demonstrate understanding and enjoyment of literature.
3. Demonstrate interest in and understanding of informational text.
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.
Learning Standards: 2.B. Recognize key ideas and details in stories.
2.C. Recognize concepts of books.
3.A. Recognize key ideas and details in nonfiction text.
4.A. Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
5.A. Demonstrate growing interest and abilities in writing.
Benchmarks: 2.B.ECa. With teacher assistance, ask and answer questions about books read aloud.
2.C.ECa. Interact with a variety of types of texts (e.g., storybooks, poems, rhymes, songs).
3.A.ECa. With teacher assistance, ask and answer questions about details in a nonfiction book.
4.A.ECa. Recognize the differences between print and pictures.
5.A.ECa. Experiment with writing tools and materials.