This four-part professional development series explores the environment and instruction that support the literacy development of preschool children and how they differ from those used in the primary classroom.
- Planning for Literacy Instruction—looks at the big picture: the kinds of things that children should be doing to support their literacy development. The program addresses early literacy outcomes and standards and how to create a plan to help children meet those goals.
- Designing a Literacy-Rich Classroom—begins to put the plan into action. Topics include the elements of the physical environment of the classroom and a typical schedule that fosters literacy.
- Strategies in Action —focuses on activities related to the literacy outcomes discussed in the first two programs. Classroom examples show a variety of activities, including one that everyone does—circle time—as well as how multiple outcomes can be addressed in a single activity.