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Assessment of Preschool Early Literacy Skills

Title: Assessment of Preschool Early Literacy Skills: Linking Children's Educational Needs with Empirically Supported Instructional Activities.
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Name(s): Lonigan, Christopher J, author
Allan, Nicholas P, author
Lerner, Matthew D, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Date Issued: 2011-05-01
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The importance of the preschool period for becoming a skilled reader is highlighted by a significant body of evidence that preschool children's development in the areas of oral language, phonological awareness, and print knowledge is predictive of how well they will learn to read once they are exposed to formal reading instruction in elementary school. Although there are now a number of empirically supported instructional activities for helping children who are at -risk of later reading difficulties acquire these early literacy skills, limitations in instructional time and opportunities in most preschool settings requires the use of valid assessment procedures to ensure that instructional resources are utilized efficiently. In this paper, we discuss the degree to which informal, diagnostic, screening, and progress-monitoring assessments of preschool early literacy skills can inform instructional decisions by considering the strengths and weaknesses of each approach to assessment.
Identifier: FSU_pmch_22180666 (IID), 10.1002/pits.20569 (DOI), PMC3237681 (PMCID), 22180666 (RID), 22180666 (EID)
Grant Number: P50 HD052120, P50 HD052120-01
Publication Note: This NIH-funded author manuscript originally appeared in PubMed Central at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3237681.
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_22180666
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Psychology in the schools.
0033-3085
Issue: iss. 5, vol. 48

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Lonigan, C. J., Allan, N. P., & Lerner, M. D. (2011). Assessment of Preschool Early Literacy Skills: Linking Children's Educational Needs with Empirically Supported Instructional Activities. Psychology In The Schools. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_pmch_22180666