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A Joyful Journey to Literacy - The Great Debate

ITEM #: 4400211

What's In This Kit?
This training kit is designed to help teachers identify strategies for developmentally appropriate literacy experiences. It contains:

  • Expected training outcomes
  • Preparation instructions
  • Training strategies and tips
  • Implementation steps
  • Follow-up activities for teachers
  • Follow-up activities for administrators/directors
  • A learning assessment
  • A training evaluation/further needs assessment
  • A resource list
  • “A Joyful Journey to Literacy: The Great Debate” by Pam Schiller
  • A training certificate to award to teachers for attendance and participation
  • A certificate for the trainer and other presenters

Who's the Target Audience?
The target audiences for this are beginning and intermediate teachers working with children from infancy to age 8. This kit will introduce teachers to strategies for building literacy based on children’s age and developmental level.

Teacher Skill Level
beginning intermediate advanced
Children's Age Level
infants toddlers preschoolers school-agers birth to 8

Kit Timeline:
Preparation time for this kit is .75 to 1.0 hour. Implementation time is estimated at 1.5 hours.

Training Outcomes:

  1. Teachers will identify and remember 4 basic principles of emergent literacy.
  2. Teachers will examine stages of literacy development and list strategies to help children develop at each stage.
  3. Teachers will evaluate their current literacy strategies, identify strengths and weaknesses, and make a plan for positive changes.
  4. Teachers will select new literacy strategies to use in their classroom.

These training outcomes address the following professional standards:

  • 2.22U, 2.23U, 2.24T-P-K, 2.25U, 2.27P-K, 2.21P-K, 2.21I, 2.30T, 2.31T-P-K, 2.32K, 2.33P-K, 3.33T-P, 3.34K, 3.48T-P-K, 3.49I, 3.51T-P-K, 3.52U of NAEYC Early Childhood Program Standards and Accreditation Performance Criteria (NAEYC, 2005) www.naeyc.org/accreditation/next_era.asp)
  • 1304.21(b)(2)(i), 1304.21(b)(2)(ii), 1304.21(c)(ii) of Head Start Performance Standards (Code of Federal Regulations, 2004), Chapter XIII, Title 45, Part 1304, www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/hsb/performance/1304/1304_b.htm

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