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Language and Literacy Foundation

Preschool Learning Foundations
California Preschool Learning Foundations, Volume 1, Language & Literacy Chapter
Language and Literacy Foundation Map PDF
Language and Literacy Strand and Substrand chart PDF

Preschool Curriculum Framework
California Preschool Curriculum Framework, Volume 1, Language & Literacy Chapter

Researcher Video Presentations
Language & Literacy Development

Tool Box Harvest
Building Vocabulary--English
Building Vocabulary--Spanish
CELL Sing and Sign
Communication Section Integration Checklist
Daily Rituals with Families
How Can You Create a Learning Environment That Supports Diversity?
Message in a Back Pack: Home Sorting Ideas
Message in a Back Pack: What’s New at the Library
Reading Rockets Adventure Pack Gardening
Reading Rockets Adventure Pack Gardening--Spanish
Reading Rockets Adventure Pack Hungry Caterpillar
Reading Rockets Adventure Pack Hungry Caterpillar--Spanish
Reading Tips for Parents--English
Reading Tips for Parents--Spanish
Repeated Interactive Read-Alouds
Reading Rockets: Literacy-Rich Environments
Story Stem Tip Sheet
Talking Counts--English
Talking Counts--Spanish
Toolbox Addition v2 (October 2017)
Trainer Manual Robots
Trainer Manual Robots--Spanish
Using Words to Teach Words
Using Words to Teach Words--Spanish

Other Resources
Center for Early Literacy Learning (videos) CELL videos are designed for the teacher, parent, trainer, coach and home visitor. Each video introduces and illustrates a key component of the CELL Early Literacy Learning Model. The home visitor may use a video to introduce and illustrate a component with a parent. The trainer may use a video to introduce, illustrate or practice a component with teachers.
CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge-Activity 6.6a: Evaluate dialogic reading practices In this activity, learners watch four videos of a teacher conducting a read aloud and check off the dialogic reading practices they observe.

- Casper, Beth. Spring 2004. Children with disabilities thrive in literacy-rich environments. Early Childhood Connection newsletter.
Encouraging Child-to-Child Conversation Tip Sheet
Examples of Classroom Literacy Materials This is a list of literacy materials that may be found in the classroom, but not a required list of items. Many of the materials listed are free or low in cost. The expectation is that this list will be used to identify the literacy materials a teacher may already have available in the classroom. It is not to be used as a checklist or shopping list.
Home Literacy Activities Handout
Infusing Literacy Materials in All Classroom Interest Areas Handout
Interest-Based Everyday Literacy Activity Checklist
Literacy Across the Preschool Curriculum Tip Sheet
Literacy-Rich Environments Checklist
Looking at Comprehension Through a New Lens
Out and About with Preschools: Literacy Activities Tip Sheet Go ahead—take literacy outside!
Photo Books Handout
Power of the Pen: Drawing and Scribbling Tip Sheet: When young children draw or scribble, they are using the skills they will need for writing
Power of the Pen: Let Children Choose Writing Centers “Y-E-S. N-O. L-O-V-E. H-E-L-P.” When children see the power of written words, they want to write, too. A “writing center” gives children easy access to writing materials and lets them enjoy a variety of activities while they learn skills that will help them become confident, competent writers—and meet language arts benchmarks.
- Roskos, K., Christie, J., and D. Richgels. 2005. The Essentials of Early Literacy Instruction. Young Children.
Reading Aloud with Children of All Ages, Koralek, Derry. 2003. Young Children.
Sharing the Class Book Handout
Social Story Tips and Sample Social stories are meant to help children understand social situations, expectations, social cues, new activities, and/or social rules. As the name implies, they are brief descriptive stories that provide accurate information regarding a social situation.
Weaving Alphabetics Into Your Day (in a fun and playful way!)
Writing Suitcase