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ERIC Number: ED162297
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Pages: 12
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Integrating Pre-Reading Skills into the Kindergarten Curriculum.
Sullivan, Emilie Paul
One approach to preparing kindergarten children for beginning reading combines a meaningful print environment with active student involvement in the learning process. The environment of the classroom from the beginning exposes children to meaningful printed words and symbols. Children use name tags not only for identification but also as a way for the teacher to take attendance through the year. From daily calendar use, children learn awareness of time word boundaries, left-to-right sequence, number concepts, sound-syllable relationships, and sight-word identification. Job charts, activity charts, and labeling are other ways of making children aware of printed meaning and helping them develop sight-word identification skills. Nursery rhymes, songs, and stories read aloud by the instructor are also used to enhance reading skill development. The overall purpose of this program is to develop positive atttiudes toward reading as well as to develop cognitive skills. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association (23rd, Houston, Texas, May 1-5, 1978)