xiv, 99 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
An introduction to ELMS -- Planning a review -- More than a simple review of materials -- Taking inventory of teaching materials -- Examining the quality of curriculum material -- Analyzing the guidance provided in curriculum materials -- Arriving at the final rating -- Technical information.
Learning to read and write is too important to be left to chance, so it's absolutely critical that the early literacy curriculum and literature you use in PreK and kindergarten environments reflect the very best research and instructional practices. But, with the proliferation of new products, what's the best way to start? What criteria should the curriculum meet? Which research-based best practices should be represented? Early Literacy Materials Selector (ELMS) -- the first dedicated evaluation tool for early childhood literacy materials -- provides all the answers.