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Early Literacy

Early Literacy- Birth to Grade 3

The Ohio Department of Education refers to early literacy as “what children know about reading and writing before they can actually read or write.”  Early childhood educators know that literacy development begins at birth and lays the foundation for later success in school. Children continue to obtain foundational skills as they move into kindergarten through grade 3.  



  • Early Literacy Pilot
    SST 16 is working with a school district in the region for the literacy pilot. Teachers and administrators in Pre-k through grade 3 participated in professional development Language Essentials for the Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS). LETRS provided the teachers and administrators a solid understanding of how children learn to read and current brain research on the reading. The pilot is in year 3 of 5 years.


  • Emergent Literacy Series
    This series will increase teachers literacy knowledge and skills so that they can teach young children how to approach literacy skills and strategies in a playful developmentally appropriate way.  The emergent literacy series will take place throughout the year.

Professional Learning Opportunities
Fall 2018 Offerings Date
Literacy Leaders Network

Sept 24, 2018
Oct 19, 2018
Nov 19, 2018
Dec 19, 2018

Playful Literacy: Session 2, Part 1 Jan 14, 2019
Playful Language: Session 2, Part 2 Jan 14, 2019
Sit Together and Read: Session 3, Part 1 Apr 15, 2019
Playful Writing: Session 3, Part 2 Apr 15, 2019



Opportunities to Learn More:

SST16 Consultant

Kim Miller Consultant

Angie Gibbs Consultant