Everyday Literacy

Author: Stephanie Mueller
Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.
ISBN: 0876597894
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Teachers can use a collection of cereal boxes and take-out menus as essential literacy tools! The activities in Everyday Literacy integrate environmental print - words, letters, and symbols found in everyday life - into a curriculum that makes it easy to encourage children's literacy every day. Young children develop literacy through direct involvement in meaningful experiences with print. Everyday Literacy provides hands-on ideas for turning newspapers, signs and signals in the community, and catalogs and magazines into literacy experiences. Key features of this book include: Literacy goals to show how concepts of print, letters, and words can be integrated throughout the curriculum. 250 activities to practice developing literacy skills, including writing, comprehension, rhyming words, print awareness, sight word recognition, vocabulary understanding, and letter and letter sound recognition. Activities for making books using environmental print, such as "Seed Packet Pocket Books," a book whose pages children create from seed packet labels. Literacy games, dramatic play materials, building equipment, and interactive bulletin boards. Activities that integrate print into math and science curriculum, such as, "Shopping Bag Addition" and "The Word World of Magnets." Activities in art, fine motor, and music and movement, such as, "Box Front Weaving," "My Name in Lights," and "Cereal Box Hop Scotch." Take-home activities and field trips to places in the community. An appendix with reproducible forms and patterns that can be used in the activities, a checklist of environmental print ideas, and list of children's books that include references to environmental print.

Environmental Print for Early Childhood Literacy

Author: Jennifer Prior
Publisher: Shell Education
ISBN: 9781425806347
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Discover how to boost phonemic awareness and phonics in early readers using environmental print. In addition to supporting the five components of reading, this resource provides a strong foundation for English language learners. Includes key background information for the teacher, an easy-to-follow lesson plan, and reproducible student activities.

Literacy Through Play

Author: Gretchen Owocki
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books
ISBN: 9780325001272
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Literacy Through Play is a resource for preschool and primary teachers who are looking for proven methods for preparing young children to become confident and flexible readers and writers. Owocki begins the book by establishing the theoretical rationale for the importance of play in literacy development, then outlines what teachers can do to set up a developmentally appropriate environment.

Environmental Print in the Classroom

Author: Jennifer Overend Prior
Publisher: International Reading Assoc.
ISBN: 9780872075535
Format: PDF, Docs
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Children are aware of and can read print in the environment at a very young age. Environment print - print found in a child's natural environment - serves an important part of a child beginning literacy development. This book offers a research-based rationale for using environmental print as an instructional literacy tool and practical suggestions for implementing this approach in the kindergarten.

How to Integrate the Curricula

Author: Robin J. Fogarty
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452272239
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This updated resource offers ten models that allow teachers to work together to create learner-centered classrooms by grouping elements from various content areas into a coherent, standards-based curriculum.

Literacy for Young Children

Author: Priscilla L. Griffith
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452294712
Format: PDF, Docs
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This research-based guidebook offers PreK and kindergarten teachers easy-to-implement activities to develop oral language, phonological and print awareness, emergent writing, and comprehension skills in diverse classrooms.

Engaging Children with Print

Author: Laura M. Justice
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462514839
Format: PDF
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Preschool teachers and early childhood professionals know that storybook reading is important, but they may not know how to maximize its benefits for later reading achievement. This indispensable guide presents research-based techniques for using reading aloud to intentionally and systematically build children's knowledge of print. Simple yet powerful strategies are provided for teaching preschoolers about book and print organization, print meaning, letters, and words, all while sharing engaging, commercially available books. Appendices include a detailed book list and 60 reproducibles that feature activities and prompts keyed to each text.