Early Language and Literacy Classroom Observation Toolkit (ELLCO)

The Early Language & Literacy Classroom Observation Toolkit (ELLCO) is a classroom observation measure that asesses the quality of the classroom environment and teacher practices across five key literacy elements: classroom structure, curriculum, the language environment, books and book reading opportunities, and print and early writing support. The measure is primarily designed for administrators and teachers of preschool and early elementary classrooms to use for professional development and program improvement.

Content

Category
Sub-Category
Domains
Classroom Instruction
Grades
Pre-Kindergarten,
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade
Languages
English
Respondent
Observer

Administration Information

Length
18 items

Access and Use

Price

$70.00

Contact

Brookes Publishing, 1-800-638-3775

Open Access
No
Use in Research

Cunningham, D. D. (2010). Relating preschool quality to children’s literacy development. Early Childhood Education Journal37(6), 501-507. https://www.doi.org/10.1007/s10643-009-0370-8

Jackson, B., Larzelere, R., Clair, L. S., Corr, M., Fichter, C., & Egertson, H. (2006). The impact of HeadsUp! Reading on early childhood educators’ literacy practices and preschool children's literacy skills. Early Childhood Research Quarterly21(2), 213-226. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecresq.2006.04.005

Wayne, A., DiCarlo, C. F., Burts, D. C., & Benedict, J. (2007). Increasing the literacy behaviors of preschool children through environmental modification and teacher mediation. Journal of Research in Childhood Education22(1), 5-16. https://doi.org/10.1080/02568540709594609

Psychometrics

Scoring
Manual scoring