As a teacher, it is crucial to know the milestones for language and literacy based on the age and developmental level of students in order to know how to differentiate and accommodate students’ needs.
Part 1: Milestones in Language and Literacy Chart
Research the specific milestones related to the elementary grade K-8 state English Language Arts standards for the following areas of literacy:
- Language development
- Reading development
Using your research, complete the “Milestones in Language and Literacy” template, which will serve as a resource for the remaining assignments and field experiences within this course.
Support your findings with a minimum of three scholarly resources.
Part 2: Language and Literacy Reflection
Using the “Milestones in Language and Literacy” template, summarize and reflect upon the factors affecting language development and emergent literacy in 250-500 words. Within your reflection, describe:
- The importance of building on students’ current language skills to promote language.
- The effect of language and literacy development on language acquisition.
- How you will use your findings in your future professional practice.