ERIC Number: ED491335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
PreRead: An Integrated Emergent Literacy Program
Lederer, Susan Hendler; Sanfilippo, Mary Ann; Soman, Bonnie
This exciting guide provides professionals with a balanced emergent literacy program that develops language, print awareness, and phonological awareness skills. Activities in these three domains are integrated into 10 lessons. Each "PreRead" session begins with a written and oral presentation of the sequence of activities for that day using a pictorial planner and is followed by a shared book reading experience with discussion, a print awareness activity, and phonological awareness games. A supplemental lesson plan is also included, adding more challenging phoneme level skills. Throughout the program, particular attention is paid to the development of age-appropriate relational words, such as temporal concepts (e. g., first, last) used to retell stories and play certain phonological awareness games and spatial concepts (e.g., top/bottom, front/back) necessary for print awareness development. This program is easy to use and implement. It is intended for 4- to 6-year-old children who are developing normally, those from families in which reading disabilities are present, English language learners, and those with a history of or current speech and/or language impairments. "PreRead" is appropriate for a variety of settings as well. In addition to speech therapy settings and regular classrooms, the program can be conducted in neighborhood or therapeutic schools, kindergartens, day care centers, libraries, and other community centers. Speech-language pathologists, general education teachers, special education teachers, reading professionals, and supervised students within these disciplines will all find this innovative new guide useful and effective.
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Programs, Integrated Activities, Skill Development, Language Skills, Reading Skills, Listening Skills, Lesson Plans
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Community; Students; Counselors; Teachers
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