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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Recites whole phrases from favorite stories

Situations for Observation of Skill

Observe the adult and child reading familiar books together.

Elicitation Strategy

The adult starts reading a familiar page and lets the child finish reciting the text. (For example, “What’s next?”)

Behavior Observed

The child remembers key words, phrases, and whole lines from familiar books.

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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