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: 54-60 Months

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Asks adult to buy or check out specific topics, books, or authors

Situations for Observation of Skill

Listen to the child talk about his favorite books and books he wants to read or look at.

Elicitation Strategy

Have a discussion about what books the child reads at home or checks out at the library. Give the child an opportunity to pick out several books of his choice from a large selection.

Behavior Observed

The child verbalizes his preferences and rationale for his favorite types of books.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Giving children options in books is important for their ability to pursue their interests. Visits to the library provide an opportunity for children to learn how books are categorized and located in the library. Parents can work with librarians to help children learn to find what they like in a bookstore or library.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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