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NELP Report: Developing Early Literacy (Reading Rockets)


The National Early Literacy Panel looked at studies of early literacy and found that there are many things that parents and preschools can do to improve the literacy development of their young children and that different approaches influence the development of a different pattern of essential skills.

  • Identification of the domain of early literacy skills
    • Six early skills predictive of later literacy achievement
    • Five early skills moderately predictive of later literacy achievement
  • Instructional practices that enhance early literacy skills
    • How types of interventions fared
    • Age-appropriate interventions
    • What the original study measured is important
    • Small-group interventions
  • Limitations
  • Future Research Directions


Curriculum/Instructional Methods Early Childhood Family Engagement Literacy Parent/Family Preschool