Many young children need targeted support and encouragement to help develop their literacy skills. This book contains tried and tested activities to improve listening, verbal reasoning, and language skills in young children and shows you how to turn theory into fun, practical ideas for the classroom. The author shows how to link activities to the Early Learning Goals and the National Literacy Strategy and the book includes: Lesson activities using puppets, nursery rhymes, story boxes, and picture books Suggestions for using role-play Ideas for organizing your play setting to encourage literacy-related play Assessment guidelines Lists of resources A selection of photocopiable material

Planning and Recording

Planning and recording

In This Chapter …

Assessing and recording each child's individual progress is essential to planning appropriate learning opportunities. This chapter focuses on the following areas:

  • Planning
  • The Early Learning Goals for literacy
  • Assessment
  • Record keeping.

The various suggestions can be used as they stand, or adapted to fit in with your preferred approach to planning and assessment.

Planning for Literacy in the Early Years Setting

Planning supportive and valuable learning experiences in the early years setting is a complex process. The following are just some of the main planning elements you need to consider.

The Learning Environment

For ideas on planning a print-rich environment and offering literacy experiences through play, see the Organizing the setting section in Chapter 1.

Long-Term Planning

Your long-term plans will depend on a ...

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