Lenhart authors early literacy resource book


Dr. Lisa Lenhart

Dr. Lisa Lenhart (CIS) is the co-author of Early Literacy Materials Selector (ELMS):  A Tool for Review of Early Literacy Program Materials. She is the Director of The University of Akron's Center for Literacy.  The co-authors of the book are Kathleen Koskos (John Carroll University) and Brandi Noll (Ashland University), a UA alumna.

Learning to read and write is too important to be left to chance, so it's absolutely critical that the early literacy curriculum and literature you use in PreK and kindergarten environments reflect the very best research and instructional practices. But, with the proliferation of new products, what's the best way to start? What criteria should the curriculum meet? Which research-based best practices should be represented? Early Literacy Materials Selector (ELMS)—the first dedicated evaluation tool for early childhood literacy materials—provides all the answers.

ELMS was published by Sage and is available online.