ERIC Number: ED509905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Engaging Children with Print: Building Early Literacy Skills through Quality Read-Alouds
Justice, Laura M.; Sofka, Amy E.
Preschool teachers and early childhood professionals know that storybook reading is important, but they may not know how to maximize its benefits for later reading achievement. This indispensable guide presents research-based techniques for using reading aloud to intentionally and systematically build children's knowledge of print. Simple yet powerful strategies are provided for teaching preschoolers about book and print organization, print meaning, letters, and words, all while sharing engaging, commercially available books. Appendices include a detailed book list and 60 reproducibles that feature activities and prompts keyed to each text. Contents include: (1) Entering a World of Print: Young Children's Development of Print Knowledge; (2) Fostering Children's Engagement with Print; (3) Calling Attention to Print: The Nuts and Bolts; (4) Matching Books with Print-Knowledge Targets; and (5) Scaffolding Children's Learning: Using High- and Low-Support Strategies.
Descriptors: Reading Aloud to Others, Reading Achievement, Preschool Teachers, Emergent Literacy, Preschool Children, Learner Engagement, Student Motivation, Story Reading, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
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