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Early Literacy in Action:

The Language-Focused Curriculum for Preschool

by Betty H.Bunce

Item: 9781557669223

Format: softcover
Pages: 608

Enhance young children’s language skills with this proven play-focused preschool curriculum – drawn from more than 20 years of field testing and outcomes! This highly adaptable, flexible programme is a practical and significantly expanded follow-up to the bestselling Building a Language Focused Curriculum for the Preschool Classroom.

Teachers will get a year’s worth of lessons – 40 weeks of curriculum plans, including weekly themes, dramatic play activities, art, suggested story and song selections, and group lesson plans laid out in a week-by-week format. Detailed information on themes, lesson plans, and teaching strategies allow this programme to be effectively implemented by educators at any experience level.

With this proven curriculum – selected by ASHA for the Department of Education as a model programme for Early Reading First – preschool staff will

  • implement speech and language intervention in the classroom
  • enhance the language skills of all children – including children with language impairments, children from low resource backgrounds, and English language learners
  • ensure quality preschool programming with both the Fidelity Checklist, which helps preschools replicate the program accurately, and the Learning Observation Guide for measuring progress
  • support cognitive, motor, and social skill development

Used in both public schools and university training programmes, the activities have been field-tested with over 500 children. Educators will have confidence knowing they are providing the best language and literacy programming for all children. And children will find it just plain fun – stimulating them to get excited about learning, and better preparing them for school entry.


“An indispensable resource for all early childhood professionals … precisely what young children need to prepare for the literacy demands ahead.”
- Helen Ezell, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, University of Pittsburgh, co-author, Shared Storybook Reading: Building Young Children’s Language and Emergent Literacy Skills

“A nice balance of teacher-led and child centered activities … Implementing these carefully researched materials will positively enhance the literacy instruction and environment of a preschool classroom.”
- Andrea DeBruin-Parecki, Ph.D, Associate Professor, Early Childhood, Old Dominion University


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