North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Language Development and Communication (LDC)

Subdomain: Foundations for Reading

Goal: Children develop interest in books and motivation to read.

Skill Progression: Develop interest in books and motivation to read

Age: 24-27 Months

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Protests when adult misreads a word in a familiar book; offers correct word

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the adult and child reading familiar books together.

Elicitation Strategy

The adult reads the familiar book and changes a key word in the text. The adult omits key phrases (particularly ones from predictable books or rhyming books) and lets the child fill in the blank.

Behavior Observed

The child notices mistakes the adult makes when reading and corrects the adult.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

As the child becomes more familiar with a book, early childhood educators and parents should involve the child in the reading. Rhyming and predictable books or simple storybooks are easier to remember. Many adults read straight through a text to the end without letting the child help. Help adults understand the importance of the child participating in reading and discussing each page.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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