ERIC Number: ED361060
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Creating a Classroom Literacy Environment: A Guide for Teachers of Pre-School through Second Grade.
Children's Literacy Initiative, Philadelphia, PA.
Designed to promote literacy development, this guide provides suggestions for setting up classroom environments that assist preschool and primary school teachers in providing literacy events and activities related to books. General suggestions included in the guide are accompanied by photographs illustrating the suggested activity or environment. Each general suggestion also outlines goals that are achieved through the activity, and provides specific recommendations for implementing the proposed activity or environment. Suggestions include labeling the classroom, creating a library corner, teaching children how to handle books, choosing children's books, reading aloud to the class, using books to create classroom themes, and getting parents involved. (Contains 10 references to children's literature review journals and guidebooks and 8 sources of supplies such as posters, library shelving, puppets, and bookcovers.) (MM)
Descriptors: Beginning Reading, Childrens Literature, Classroom Environment, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Emergent Literacy, Learning Activities, Literacy, Parent Participation, Play, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Preschool Teachers, Primary Education, Reading Aloud to Others, Thematic Approach
Children's Literacy Initiative, 320 Walnut Street, 2nd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19106 ($5.95, plus $3.50 shipping and handling. Discount on orders over 25 copies).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Children's Literacy Initiative, Philadelphia, PA.
Note: Photographs will not reproduce well.