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The research question addressed in this study was: How does curriculum support early intervention strategies of at risk preschoolers? Topics explored in the review of the literature include early intervention, literacy and language, oral language and vocabulary, school readiness and vocabulary instruction. Curriculum was designed for teachers instructing 4 year olds to specifically target language instruction through a tiered approach. The Understanding by Design model was used in order to create desired results, how progress will be measured, and specific lessons falling into categories of read aloud, guided group and active learning. Limitations, implications, and recommendations for future research are discussed.
Curriculum, Early Childhood, Early Intervention
Semlak, Jaclyn, "Building Background Knowledge To Fill The Gaps" (2018). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 4421.