Source: Educational Researcher, 39(4): 279-285. (May 2010).
The current paper summarizes Developing Early Literacy: Report of the National Early Literacy Panel, which was published in 2008.
That report provides an extensive meta-analysis of approximately 300 studies showing which early literacy measures correlate with later literacy achievement.
The report also provides a series of meta-analyses of a comprehensive collection of experimental and quasi-experimental studies of ways of teaching early literacy (preschool and kindergarten) that have been published in refereed journals.
These analyses examine the effects of code-based instruction, shared book reading, home/parent interventions, preschool/kindergarten interventions, and early language teaching.