Child / Home Early Language & Literacy Observation (CHELLO) User's Guide

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This User's Guide will help professionals administer the CHELLO, a reliable, field-tested observation tool for assessing the early literacy environment in home-based child care settings. The guide contains explicit instructions on conducting the observation, photographs that illustrate successful and unsuccessful environments, practical strategies to support literacy development in home-based settings, and information about the psychometric properties of CHELLO.

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Overview


This User's Guide will help professionals administer the CHELLO, a reliable, field-tested observation tool for assessing the early literacy environment in home-based child care settings. The guide contains explicit instructions on conducting the observation, photographs that illustrate successful and unsuccessful environments, practical strategies to support literacy development in home-based settings, and information about the psychometric properties of CHELLO.

This manual is part of CHELLO, the only observation tool designed to rate the early literacy environment in home-based child care settings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557669209
  • Publisher: Brookes, Paul H. Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/1/2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 88
  • Sales rank: 1,235,444
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan B. Neuman, Ed.D., is a professor in educational studies specializing in early literacy development. Previously, she directed the Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement. Her research and teaching interests include early childhood policy, curriculum, and early reading instruction from prekindergarten to Grade 3. In her role as Assistant Secretary, she established the Reading First program and the Early Reading First program and was responsible for the implementation of all activities in Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Act.

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Table of Contents


  1. Assessing the Language and Literacy Environment in Home-Based Settings: An Introduction to the CHELLO
  2. How to Conduct a CHELLO Observation
  3. Observing in Home-Based Settings: Some Practical Guidance
  4. Supporting and Improving Children's Language and Literacy in Home-Based Settings

Appendix A Psychometric Properties of the CHELLO Tool
Appendix B Resources

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