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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Using Predictable Books with Young Children
Languages: English
Spanish Version: Libros previsibles para niños pequeños
Polish Version: Stosowanie książek, w których można przewidywać treść, w pracy z małymi dziećmi
Chinese Version: 与孩子使用可预测的书
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Keywords: Early Literacy
Reading to Children
Recommended Books
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Infants and Toddlers (Birth To Age 3)
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.
10. Begin to make predictions and collect data information.
Learning Standards: 1.B. Communicate effectively using language appropriate to the situation and audience.
2.A. Demonstrate interest in stories and books.
2.B. Recognize key ideas and details in stories.
2.C. Recognize concepts of books.
4.C. Demonstrate an emerging understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
10.C. Determine, describe, and apply the probabilities of events.
Benchmarks: 1.B.ECb. With teacher assistance, participate in collaborative conversations with diverse partners (e.g., peers and adults in both small and large groups) about age-appropriate topics and texts.
2.A.ECa. Engage in book-sharing experiences with purpose and understanding.
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).
10.C.ECa. Describe likelihood of events with appropriate vocabulary, such as “possible”, “impossible”, “always”, and “never”.
Domains: Developmental Domain 3: Language Development, Communication, & Literacy
Developmental Domain 4: Cognitive Development
Subdomain: Memory
Receptive Communication
Expressive Communication
Early Literacy