Early Literacy Materials Selector (ELMS) : A Tool for Review of Early Literacy Program Materials, by Kathleen Roskos
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- ISBN: 9781452241647 | 1452241643
- Cover: Paperback
Research shows that early literacy development is critical to future student success in academics and beyond. The increasing focus on early education and especially early literacy has led to a proliferation of early literacy curricula. Which curriculum should PreK and kindergarten teachers adopt? What criteria should the curriculum meet? What are the research-based best practices for early literacy instruction that should be represented in the curriculum? This book provides a toolkit for early educators to evaluate and select an effective curriculum that is aligned with research and best practice. This step-by-step guide walks educators through: Cataloging the materials provided in the curriculum Assessing the quality of materials Analyzing the guidance provided in curriculum materials The first dedicated evaluation tool for early childhood literacy curricula, this book is a useful resource for curriculum coordinators and early childhood administrators.