Understand how children learn language and gain literacy skills! This book helps teachers understand and observe how children learn language and gain literacy skills. Using a four-point rating scale, teachers observe and rate each performance standard using a comprehensive rubric. Teachers will be able to easily modify and individualize instruction based on the information they gain using these rubrics. This book is a perfect resource for all early childhood educators - it aligns with national language and literacy content standards, NAEYC position statements, IRA standards, and meets Early Reading First requirements.