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Early Language & Literacy Classroom Observation (ELLCO) Toolkit, Package of 5: Research Edition
     

Early Language & Literacy Classroom Observation (ELLCO) Toolkit, Package of 5: Research Edition

by Miriam W., Ed. Smith Ed., David K. Dickinson (Editor), Angela Sangeorge (Editor)
 
Are early childhood classrooms giving children the best possible start in language and literacy development? This field-tested observation toolkit - designed for prekindergarten to third grade - helps education professionals find out. The first to specifically address the role of environmental factors in early literacy and language development, this three-part toolkit

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Are early childhood classrooms giving children the best possible start in language and literacy development? This field-tested observation toolkit - designed for prekindergarten to third grade - helps education professionals find out. The first to specifically address the role of environmental factors in early literacy and language development, this three-part toolkit and User's Guide help administrators, principals, supervisors, and program directors gather crucial data schools need to strengthen classroom quality and build better literacy programs, both by improving teacher development and comparing their practices with others. When readers understand how to conduct and score ELLCO, they are ready to use the ELLCO Toolkit. The complete assessment takes 1-1.5 hours and uses these three tools in sequential steps. The Literacy Environment Checklist allows users to prepare for the more detailed Classroom Observation by familiarizing themselves with the classroom environment. In just 15-20 minutes, trained observers examine the classroom's layout and contents through 25 items that measure availability, content, and diversity of reading, writing, and listening materials. The Classroom Observation and Teacher Interview comes next. In 20-45 minutes, users observe teachers interacting with children and the classroom environment, have a brief conversation with the teacher, and rate the quality of classroom supports for literacy through 14 age-specific observation elements. These items cover two areas: general classroom environment (including organization, contents, technology, and classroom climate and management) and language, literacy, and curriculum (including reading and writing instruction, oral language use, cultural sensitivity, and assessment approaches). After the observation is complete, the brief Teacher Interview takes less than 10 minutes to help users clarify aspects of the observation. The Literacy Activities Rating

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557665713
Publisher:
Brookes Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/2002
Edition description:
PREPACK
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
11.00(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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