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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Demonstrates preferences in types of books to read (e.g., story, humorous, nonfiction, science, poetry, etc.)

Situations for Observation of Skill

Have a variety of types of books out for the child to examine (in the classroom, school library, or local library).

Elicitation Strategy

Talk about what books the child picked and why he selected the ones he did. Discuss authors and label the types of books that were selected.

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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