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ERIC Number: ED480225
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec-4
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
From Stop Signs to the Golden Arches: Environmental Print.
Hamner, Devon
Teachers have long surrounded young students with a print-rich environment within the classroom, but the purpose of this lesson is to bring the print-rich environment of the community into the classroom through the use of environmental print, enabling emergent readers to delight in the realization that they are indeed readers. During 10 to 20 lessons, each 15 minutes long, K-2 students will: help collect examples of environmental print; demonstrate their ability to read environmental print; display their examples of environmental print; sort and classify their examples for inclusion in class books; spend time reading the books as individuals, in pairs, or in groups; become more aware of the environmental print in their community; celebrate their ability to read; and revel in their identity as readers, as members of the literacy club. The instructional plan, lists of resources, student assessment/reflection activities, and a list of National Council of Teachers of English/International Reading Association (NCTE/IRA) Standards addressed in the lesson are included. A letter to parents and a student rubric are attached. (RS)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: MarcoPolo Education Foundation.; National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.; International Reading Association, Newark, DE.