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    Methods of Teaching Early Literacy is an open educational resource (OER), which means it is free to access online and that it is available under an open license which allows you to adapt the material for your needs, so long as you appropriately credit the authors and this original work. We hope that having access to this book will support the development and lifelong learning of teachers across Iowa and the world.

    The book is based on longstanding and current research in literacy instruction, theories, and methods. It focuses on teaching early literacy in PreK-3 grades by applying an integrated multidisciplinary, 21st-century literacy approach to literacy instruction in the early grades while centering diversity and equity. Unlike static textbooks, this text provides a multi-modal, accessible way to engage with the content and interactive elements to deconstruct the meaning of the text.

    In addition to the main text, educator resources and content to support preservice teachers are integrated throughout.

    The development of this book was supported by the Regents Open Educational Resources Grant Program, managed jointly by Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, and the University of Northern Iowa. Funding for this grant program is provided by CARES Act Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) Fund.