ERIC Number: ED488967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Learning about Print in Preschool: Working with Letters, Words, and Beginning Links with Phonemic Awareness
Strickland, Dorothy S.; Schickedanz, Judith A.
International Reading Association (NJ3)
Help young students master concepts of print, phonemic awareness, and alphabet knowledge--the key predictors of early literacy success and school readiness. This resource will show what children need to know about print in order to become successful readers, how to connect children's development with learning about print, and how to provide a print-rich environment. Integrated strategies address various print concepts; demonstrate how to implement the strategies; and provide accommodations for English-language learners, atypical learners, and advanced learners. After a glossary and an introduction, this book is divided into the following chapters: (1) What Young Children Need to Know about Print; (2) Connecting Child Development with Learning about Print; (3) Providing a Print-Rich Environment; (4) Skills and Strategies: An Overview; (5) Strategies for Developing Concepts of Print; (6) Phonemic Awareness: Moving from Oral Language to Beginning Links with Print; and (7) Alphabet Knowledge. A list of references and an index conclude the book.
Descriptors: Phonemes, School Readiness, Oral Language, Child Development, Alphabets, Emergent Literacy, Reading Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods
International Reading Association, Headquarters Office, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139. Tel: 800-336-7323 (Toll Free); Fax: 302-731-1057.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: Parents; Teachers
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.