Prepare Young Children for Reading Success with

Early Literacy Instructional Materials

literacy-first-boxesWith Literacy First’s motivating instructional materials, teachers provide young learners with the crucial core skills they need in phonological awareness—the ability to identify different sounds and associate them with written words.

The National Reading Panel has concluded that phonological awareness training accelerates students’ skills in reading and spelling, and helps them become fluent readers. The three-year Literacy First Early Childhood framework builds your early childhood teachers’ capacity to create a powerful literacy foundation with systematic and explicit instruction and motivating instructional materials created especially for early childhood classrooms.

Everything Teachers Need To Build Pre-reading and Early Reading Skills

Central to the Literacy First Early Childhood framework are its expert materials, designed with your program’s needs in mind. Developing Expert Readers™ Phonological Awareness is your hub for systematic, explicit teacher-developed lessons using Common Core-aligned student activities and learning materials. Developing Expert Readers™ Emerging Phonics materials provide the tools teachers need to deliver comprehensive and effective lessons. Between these two easy-to-use sets of components, you will receive:

  • Child-centered, engaging lessons: includes intuitive puzzles, engaging books, manipulatives, center activities and two CDs of songs featuring Derbie the puppet (also included) to motivate students to become actively engaged in the learning processes prerequisite to literacy and reading comprehension.
  • Easy-to-follow lessons: teachers receive everything they need to teach young children the key elements of phonics and phonological awareness with lessons developed by teachers and reading experts using research-based best practices and extensive field testing in classrooms.
  • Phonological awareness and phonics skills assessment: gives teachers an easy to use, valid and reliable diagnostic tool. This formative assessment identifies each student’s skill mastery and points the way to differentiated instruction.
  • Systematic and explicit lessons and activities: provide teachers with specific lesson plans and activities in all the elements of phonics and phonological awareness, including phonemes and phoneme manipulation, the concept of spoken word, rhyme recognition, syllables, and more.
  • Literacy center activities: provide students with a wealth of enjoyable opportunities to reinforce their own phonics and phonological awareness skills.