Please keep visiting! SEEDS Quality Coaches and Teachers update this page with lesson plans and daily schedules to assist other teachers in creating language rich classrooms and family child care settings.
The Early Literacy Foundations Initiative is a program designed to encourage strong literacy and language foundations for children 0-5 by providing a supportive professional development program for early childhood educators. The 2011-2012 academic year is the sixth year of the initiative, and 340 early care professionals in Santa Cruz County have completed at least one SEEDS of Early Literacy course since 2007! The goals are to:
The Repeated Read Aloud strategy is a key method of promoting oral language skills in young children. Please utilize the following resources to incorporate the Repeated Read Aloud with your children.
Some teachers find it helpful to use suggested scripts and prompts as they learn to do the Read Aloud.
Please use this as a guide to increasing language skills in young children during your read alouds.
First 5 has adopted the Literacy Rich Daily Schedule to support early childhood educators providing embedded and explicit literacy rich instruction for children throughout each day. Please use this schedule to help you plan the incorporation of literacy rich activities throughout the day.
|1.||You Clap and You Clap (Chant)|
|2.||What is it?|
|3.||Alphabet song - Letter Names - Tune: Jeopardy|
|4.||Alphabet song - Letter Sounds - Tune: Jeopardy|
|5,||Letters, letters, letters have names (chant)|
|6.||Alphabet Name Game - Tune: Mary had a little lamb|
|7.||Letter Sounds - Tune: Jimmy Crack Corn|
|8.||Every Letter Makes a Sound - Tune: Old McDonald|
|9.||What's the Sound? Tune: Old McDonald|
|10.||If you Think you Know this Word - Tune: If you're happy and you know it|
|11.||I know a Song - Tune: Someone's in the Kitchen with Dinah|
|12.||A Searching we will Go - Tune: A Hunting we will Go|
|13||Beginning Sounds are Fun to Find - Tune: Mary Had a Little Lamb|
|14.||Alliteration Game - Tune: Farmer in the Dell|
|15.||Echo Song (chant)|
|16.||Rhyming Song - Tune: Skip to my Lou|
|17.||Amy's Song - Rhyming Names (chant)|
|19.||Say Your Name (chant)|
|20.||Hickety Pickety Bumble Bee (chant)|