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Activity D: Analyzing Resources on Communication and Emergent Literacy

Participant Guidelines

The purpose of this assignment is to identify and analyze parent resources about communication and emergent literacy development.


  1. Locate one family-friendly article, brochure, Web site, or video on each topic listed below:
    1. communication or language development
    2. emergent literacy
    3. impact of visual impairment on early communication or literacy development
  2. Complete the “Resources Rating Scale” for each item.
  3. After completing the rating scale, write a one- to two-paragraph descriptive summary of the resource. The summary should include justifications or explanations of low and high scores for each resource. Also, include the complete APA reference citation for each resource.
  4. Submit the assignment to your instructor and share and discuss your findings in class or via an online discussion.
  5. The assignment is due _________________________.

Resources Rating Scale

Name:__________________                                                  Date:________________

Resource reference:

Media type:



Online resource



1 Poor

2 Fair

3 Average

4 Above average

5 Excellent

Accuracy of information






Use of family-friendly language


















Timeliness (i.e., is it up-to-date?)






Cost (i.e., price)






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