Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy: Pre-K Essential 2

Michigan is taking action to turn around the substandard trends in early literacy the state has seen in recent years. This course outlines Essential 2 in the series of research-supported instructional practices designed to have a positive impact on literacy development for Pre-K. Essential 2 focuses on effective use of read-alouds in literacy instruction.You will also become familiar with the current state of early literacy performance as well as research and methods that uphold this essential. This course is part of the Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy, Pre-K series.

In this course, you will:

  • Recognize the state of Early Literacy in Michigan and your role in the improvement process,
  • Assess your current knowledge of Early Literacy teaching methods, especially this essential practice,
  • Discover the benefits of drawing attention to print in verbal and non-verbal ways during read-alouds for Pre-K students, and
  • View classroom videos that demonstrate the essential in practice.

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Who should take this course?


What grade level(s) does this course apply to?

Early Childhood
Lower Elementary