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 comprehend and use information presented in books and other print media.

Skill Progression: Comprehend and use information presented in books and other print media

Age: 24-27 Months

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Fills in words in the text when the reader pauses, says the next word before the reader does, or reads along with the reader when a predictable, familiar book is read

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child and adult reading familiar books together.

Elicitation Strategy

The adult reads some of the familiar text and pauses for the child to fill in the missing words or phrases.

Behavior Observed

When the adult reads a very familiar book and pauses, the child remembers key words and phrases to complete a line.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Early childhood educators and parents can give children practice pretending to read by asking them to read the adult or a doll a book. Including books in play is a non-stressful way to stimulate pretend reading. Also encourage adults to talk about the children’s favorite books. Ask them what happens in the story and who they like in the book. Provide parents with names of authors and good predictable books that are easy for children to remember.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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