Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy: Pre-K Essential 9

Michigan is taking action to turn around the substandard trends in early literacy the state has seen in recent years. This course outlines Essential 9 in the series of research-supported instructional practices designed to positively impact literacy development for Pre-K. Essential 9 uses observation and assessment of literacy development to inform instruction. You will also become familiar with the current state of early literacy performance as well as research and methods that uphold the 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,
  • Interpret how ongoing observation and assessment of Pre-K students’ language and literacy will help you teach them effectively, and
  • View classroom videos that demonstrate the essential in practice.

SCECHs Granted


Who should take this course?


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

Early Childhood
Lower Elementary

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Course Vendor

Michigan Virtual