Date of Award
Master of Arts in Education
Early Childhood Education
developmentally appropriate practices, early literacy instruction, children's literature, early childhood education, language arts
Early literacy instruction has been the "Great Debate" in early childhood education for a century. The time has come for an end to the debate. Early childhood educators must provide young children with high quality early literacy experiences.· Research overwhelmingly indicates that experiences with high quality and meaningful children's literature that is combined with relevant phonetic experiences, is most effective and developmentally appropriate for young children. This capstone examines the components of balanced early literacy instruction in preschool and kindergarten with a focus on developmentally appropriate practices.
Recommended CitationBender, A. (2004). Early Literacy: A Developmentally Appropriate Approach in Preschool and Kindergarten (Thesis, Concordia University, St. Paul). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.csp.edu/legacy-capstones_maed/156
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