Kindergarten | EDUCATION

Early Literacy Skills Builder (ELSB)

Diane M. Browder, PhD | Susan Gibbs, PhD | Lynn Ahlgrim-Delzell | Ginevra Courtade, PhD | Angel Lee, PhD, Med
  • Ages 5 - 10
  • Grades K - 5
  • Administration Individual / Small Group
  • Product Code SERIES ( MR #065196 )
*Discontinued and no longer available.

*Discontinued and no longer available.

Research-based literacy program.

Early Literacy Skills Builder (ELSB) is a powerful curriculum for students with significant developmental disability, including autism, who need to develop the foundations of literacy (conventions of print, phonemic awareness, letter-sound correspondence, and some sight word vocabulary). ELSB also develops vocabulary knowledge while supporting comprehension and writing awareness. It incorporates scripted lessons, prompting strategies, assistive technology suggestions, and ongoing assessments. The eight ELSB levels each include five structured lessons. All students begin at Level 1, but students who are not responding to pictures begin at Level A.
Lessons are taught daily in small groups (or one-to-one) for the skill-building objectives. An additional story-based lesson (usually presented later in the day) using literature from the students’ grade level, helps students generalize the skills and gives them access to general education curricula. At the completion of each level, formal assessments are given. Levels are repeated until mastery is achieved.
ELSB is a blended curriculum. It seamlessly integrates print materials with software and everything you need to implement this multiyear literacy curriculum is included.
  • Is thoroughly researched
  • Provides a multiyear curriculum
  • Develops foundational literacy skills
  • Includes student response options for verbal or nonverbal responding
  • Provides scripted lessons
  • Includes a DVD training video
  • Integrates software to simplify instruction and progress monitoring

  • ELSB Assessment Manuals- Levels 1-7

  • ELSB Teacher's Guides- Levels 1-7

  • ELSB Student Response Books- Levels 1-7

  • ELSB All about Moe and Oh My Apple Pie story books

  • ELSB extra components

  • ELSB Curriculum component chart

  • ELSB Implementation Guide

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