North Carolina Early Learning and Development Progressions: Birth to Five

Domain: NC Foundations for Early Learning: Cognitive Development (CD)

Subdomain: Construction of Knowledge: Thinking and Reasoning

Goal: Children recall information and use it for new situations and problems

Skill Progression: Recalls and uses information for problem solving

Age: 48-54 Months

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Recalls 3-4 elements of a story without prompts

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the adult and child talking about a book they have read.

Elicitation Strategy

Ask the child to tell you about a familiar book.

Behavior Observed

The child of this age recounts many details of the book, location, characters, actions, feelings, and ending.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Discuss with the parents the importance of not only reading books, but talking about them after reading them. Remembering what was read is a major academic skill. Talk about the location, characters, actions, motivations, and feelings in the book. Reading for understanding lays the foundation for later work in school.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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