This session will review the major research reports and reviews that have been conducted over the past two decades. The emphasis of this analysis will be on identifying those aspects of literacy that are essential to reading growth as well as the instructional contexts that have successfully supported growth in those literacy components. This research information will then be translated into an agenda for learning for preschoolers, with an emphasis on identifying those earliest developing skills and the contributions that parents can have upon this development. Specific instructional procedures will be recommended. Finally, there will be an Ask the Expert segment that will allow participants to get answers to any questions that they might have about literacy learning or teaching.
This session is limited to the first 200 attendees to sign up during the overall Conference registration process.