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: 48-54 Months

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Talks about favorite books with peers

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the child sharing books with a peer.

Elicitation Strategy

Let the child choose a book to share with a friend. Have each child in the pair share his book with his friend.

Behavior Observed

The child talks about his book, tells the story, points out details, and makes comments.

Routines-based Intervention (Embedded Instruction)

Early childhood educators and parents can model asking questions and allow children time to think about what they would like to learn. The adult provides the model by saying, “I’m curious about (topic)” (e.g., floods): “I’d like to know …” (when floods happen). “What do you want to know about (topic)?” The adult can then introduce ways to find out the answers. Asking questions leads children to want to find answers. This is a foundation of learning.

 North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, 2015

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