Research Shows 'Robust' Link Between Preschool, Language and Literacy
Thanks to our friends at Literacy Speaks for the heads-up on this research story!
Preschool teachers’ use of sophisticated vocabulary and analytic talk about books, combined with early support for literacy in the home, can predict fourth-grade reading comprehension and word recognition, new research from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College finds.
The findings, published in Child Development and included in a review article in the August 19, 2011 edition of Science, present evidence that there are lasting, complex and mutually reinforcing effects that flow from strong early childhood classrooms.
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