Children’s language and literacy development

What do the children know, what can they do, and what are they learning to do? • What do you want the children to learn? What standards are you using? What are the important understandings and core concepts you want children to develop within the learning segment? • What instructional strategies, learning experiences, and assessments will you design to support children’s language and literacy development? • How is the teaching you propose supported by research and theory about how children learn? • How is the teaching you propose informed by your knowledge of children and of the content?