ERIC Number: ED488977
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Environmental Print in the Classroom: Meaningful Connections for Learning to Read
Prior, Jennifer; Gerard, Maureen R.
International Reading Association (NJ3)
Find out how environmental print can be used as an instructional literacy tool in the kindergarten classroom. This book: (1) Describes games, activities, and centers that use environmental print; (2) Shows how to use environmental print to create a curriculum and assess students print awareness and sight word vocabulary; and (3) Gives recommendations for helping parents assist their children in learning to read using environmental print. Although kindergarten students are the focus of the book, ideas for preschoolers and for more advanced learners can also be found. Following a foreword, the following chapters are included: (1) "Early Literacy Development and Environmental Print: Making the Connection"; (2) "Play and Environmental Print in the Early Years"; (3) "Implementing an Environmental Print Curriculum"; (4) "Games and Activities for Independent Use"; (5) "Assessment and Evaluation: Documenting Development"; and (6) "Getting Started: Recommendations for Teachers and Parents"; Appended are: (1) "Description of Authors' Studies"; and (2) "Survey and Survey Results", followed by references and an index.
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Literacy Education, Relevance (Education), Reading Instruction, Media Specialists, Emergent Literacy, Play, Educational Games, Curriculum Development, Student Evaluation, Child Development
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: Kindergarten
Authoring Institution: N/A