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Supporting Early Literacy through Language-Rich Library Environments<br />SarojGhoting<br />ALA Editions Webinar<br />Apri...
www.earlylit.net<br />Early Literacy Storytimes @ your library:Partnering with Caregivers for Success<br />For more inform...
Acknowledgements<br /><ul><li>Christy Estrovitz
Barb Schumer
Stephanie Bailey-White
Terri Raymond
Renee Tobin
Elaine Meyers
Michele Morrison
Betty Bardige
CiKeithiaPugh
Pamela Martin-Diaz
VinodGhoting
Kim van der Veen
Dana Bjerke
Joanna Redman
Kelly WussowStade
Marisa Conner
Peg Sullivan
Katie Ross
Peggy Hansen
Kathy Deerr
Dorothy Stoltz
Jill Bickford</li></li></ul><li>Overview<br />Early Literacy Skills<br />Play<br />What are language-rich environments<br ...
FREE Webinar May 4!<br />www.ala.org/everychild<br />www.ala.org/everychild<br />Creating an Effective Early Literacy Envi...
Early Literacy Skills<br />Print Motivation<br />Vocabulary<br />Narrative Skills<br />Phonological Awareness<br />Print A...
Print Motivation<br />Child’s interest in <br />and enjoyment <br />of books and reading<br />
West Bloomfield Township (MI) Public Library <br />
Vocabulary<br />Knowing the names of things<br /><br /><br />
Central Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
P is for<br />Purple<br />Puppet<br />Place<br />pigs<br />penned a <br />parody with<br />parts for <br />puppies<br />pe...
Narrative Skills<br />The child’s ability to describe <br />things and events, and <br />to tell and retell stories<br />
©Burgeon Group, LLC<br />Used with permission<br />
Phonological <br />Awareness<br />The ability to hear and<br />play with the smaller<br />sounds in words<br />
Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
Print Awareness<br />Print has meaning<br /><ul><li>Knowing how to</li></ul>  handle a book<br /><ul><li> Knowing how we f...
Allen County (IN) Public Library<br />
Letter <br />Knowledge<br />				      Knowing that letters are				              different from each other, that they have ...
©Burgeon Group, LLC<br />Used with permission<br />Burton Barr Central Library<br />Phoenix (AZ) Public Library<br />
©Burgeon Group, LLC<br />Used with permission<br />Burton Barr Central Library<br />Phoenix (AZ) Public Library<br />
Safespace Concepts, Inc.<br />
Encourage Learning through Play<br />
Not Just Any Play<br />Levels of Play<br />Chaotic or out-of-control play<br />Simplistic and repetitive play<br />Purpose...
Environments can offer opportunities for<br />Vocabulary development<br />Writing<br />Talking about memories and stories ...
Questions<br />????????<br />
Creating Language-Rich Library Environments<br />
What are language-rich library environments? <br />Spaces and places that <br />encourage language-rich interactions betwe...
Social and emotional development
Physical development
Approaches to learning
Cognitive and general knowledge
Mathematical and scientific thinking
The arts </li></ul>ALA Editions<br />
Additional Characteristics<br />Articulate for the parent/ caregiver the relationship between the language-rich environmen...
Language-Rich Settings in the Library<br />Storytimes<br />Playtimes/Craft Times following storytimes<br />Playtime/Craft ...
San Francisco Public Library<br />
Discovery Room<br />Germantown Library<br />Montgomery County (MD) Public Library<br />
Family Place Libraries™<br />
www.bcplstoryville.org<br />
Language-rich environmentsin open areasof the library<br />
  Components oflanguage-rich environments<br />Affective Component<br /><ul><li>Design Aspect
Personal Aspect</li></ul>Content Component<br /><ul><li>Physical Aspect
Informational Aspect</li></li></ul><li>Affective Component<br />Invites and welcomes children and adults<br />Engages chil...
Design Aspect<br />Conveys beauty<br />Scale<br />Lighting<br />Colors<br />Arrangement<br />
Personal Aspect<br />Personal welcome<br />Staff/volunteers show interest; users feel valued, respected<br />Staff/volunte...
West Bloomfield Township (MI) Public Library<br />Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />N...
Make It Move<br />IlluminART<br />Play & Learn Islands™<br />Rancho Cucamonga (CA) Public Library<br />Discovery Dig<br />...
Content Component<br />Quiet spots to read together<br />Spaces that encourage exploration<br />Support exposure to variet...
Physical Aspect<br />Seating or space to accommodate interaction between adults and children<br />Age-appropriate toys and...
Informational Aspect<br />Signage to convey early literacy information<br />Signage to convey additional information on a ...
Putting It All TogetherExamples of Language-Rich Library Environments<br />
Engaging—That Sense of Discovery<br />Built into the floor <br />Storyville, Baltimore County Public Library<br />www.bcpl...
Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
Ridgedale Public Library   Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
What size are you?<br />Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
Early Literacy Centers<br />Baltimore County (MD)Public Library<br />Carroll County (MD) Public Library<br />
Carson (CA) Public Library after<br />Family Place Libraries™<br />Carson (CA) Public Library before<br />Family Place Lib...
Incorporating Early Literacy <br />Explanations And Information<br />
Kanawha County (WV) Public Library<br />Bulletin Boards<br />What is Phonological Awareness?<br />Definition & why importa...
Puppet stage with complete set of alphabet puppets. <br />Puppets purchased from www.lakeshorelearning.com<br />Letter Kno...
Montgomery County (MD) Public Library<br />
Early Literacy Activity Centers<br />Alphabet Bags<br />Baltimore County (MD)Public Library<br />
West Bloomfield (MI) Township Public Library<br />
Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
Whales are very big<br />And they swim under the sea<br />Swimming, swimming happily<br />With all their friends and famil...
West Bloomfield (MI) Township Public Library<br />
Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />Family Place Libraries™<br />
Questions<br />????????<br />
Strategies<br />Branding<br />Outreach<br />On-going approach<br />
Branding<br />Creates memory <br />Creates emotional response<br />Creates interaction<br />Creates excitement  <br />Crea...
Outreach<br />
Considerations<br /><ul><li>Change within structure
Mobility
Storage
Writing</li></li></ul><li>West Bloomfield (MI) Township Public Library<br />
West Bloomfield (MI) Township Public Library<br />
Highsmith, Inc. <br />Environments, Inc. <br />
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  1. 1. Supporting Early Literacy through Language-Rich Library Environments<br />SarojGhoting<br />ALA Editions Webinar<br />April 21, 2011<br />
  2. 2. www.earlylit.net<br />Early Literacy Storytimes @ your library:Partnering with Caregivers for Success<br />For more information and to order book <br />
  3. 3.
  4. 4. Acknowledgements<br /><ul><li>Christy Estrovitz
  5. 5. Barb Schumer
  6. 6. Stephanie Bailey-White
  7. 7. Terri Raymond
  8. 8. Renee Tobin
  9. 9. Elaine Meyers
  10. 10. Michele Morrison
  11. 11. Betty Bardige
  12. 12. CiKeithiaPugh
  13. 13. Pamela Martin-Diaz
  14. 14. VinodGhoting
  15. 15. Kim van der Veen
  16. 16. Dana Bjerke
  17. 17. Joanna Redman
  18. 18. Kelly WussowStade
  19. 19. Marisa Conner
  20. 20. Peg Sullivan
  21. 21. Katie Ross
  22. 22. Peggy Hansen
  23. 23. Kathy Deerr
  24. 24. Dorothy Stoltz
  25. 25. Jill Bickford</li></li></ul><li>Overview<br />Early Literacy Skills<br />Play<br />What are language-rich environments<br />Examples<br />Strategies<br />Considerations<br />Trends<br />Questions<br />
  26. 26. FREE Webinar May 4!<br />www.ala.org/everychild<br />www.ala.org/everychild<br />Creating an Effective Early Literacy Environment <br />for Library Staff<br />
  27. 27. Early Literacy Skills<br />Print Motivation<br />Vocabulary<br />Narrative Skills<br />Phonological Awareness<br />Print Awareness<br />Letter Knowledge<br />More skill info in downloadable readings<br />Chapter 1 of <br />Early Literacy Storyimes @ your library<br />See also Every Child Ready to Read @ your library® website when updated:<br />www.ala.org/everychild<br />
  28. 28. Print Motivation<br />Child’s interest in <br />and enjoyment <br />of books and reading<br />
  29. 29. West Bloomfield Township (MI) Public Library <br />
  30. 30. Vocabulary<br />Knowing the names of things<br /><br /><br />
  31. 31. Central Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
  32. 32. P is for<br />Purple<br />Puppet<br />Place<br />pigs<br />penned a <br />parody with<br />parts for <br />puppies<br />penguins<br />pandas,<br />pirates with a<br />parrot, and a <br />porcupine who<br />petrified a<br />pet<br />peacock<br />prompting<br />panic and <br />pandemonium<br />©Burgeon Group, LLC<br />Used with permission<br />
  33. 33. Narrative Skills<br />The child’s ability to describe <br />things and events, and <br />to tell and retell stories<br />
  34. 34. ©Burgeon Group, LLC<br />Used with permission<br />
  35. 35. Phonological <br />Awareness<br />The ability to hear and<br />play with the smaller<br />sounds in words<br />
  36. 36. Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
  37. 37. Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
  38. 38.
  39. 39. Print Awareness<br />Print has meaning<br /><ul><li>Knowing how to</li></ul> handle a book<br /><ul><li> Knowing how we follow</li></ul> the words on a page<br /><ul><li>Noticing print everywhere</li></li></ul><li>Writing Area<br />Burton Barr Central Library<br />Phoenix (AZ) Public Library<br />
  40. 40. Allen County (IN) Public Library<br />
  41. 41. Letter <br />Knowledge<br /> Knowing that letters are different from each other, that they have different names and represent sounds<br />
  42. 42. ©Burgeon Group, LLC<br />Used with permission<br />Burton Barr Central Library<br />Phoenix (AZ) Public Library<br />
  43. 43. ©Burgeon Group, LLC<br />Used with permission<br />Burton Barr Central Library<br />Phoenix (AZ) Public Library<br />
  44. 44. Safespace Concepts, Inc.<br />
  45. 45.
  46. 46.
  47. 47. Encourage Learning through Play<br />
  48. 48. Not Just Any Play<br />Levels of Play<br />Chaotic or out-of-control play<br />Simplistic and repetitive play<br />Purposeful, complex play that engages children <br />Rancho Cucagonga (CA) Public Library<br />Norfolk (VA) Public Library <br />
  49. 49. Environments can offer opportunities for<br />Vocabulary development<br />Writing<br />Talking about memories and stories by both adults and children<br />Exploring and experimenting<br />Children recounting what they know<br />Using their imaginations and conceptual thinking through the use of open-ended toys and materials that encourage dramatic play<br />
  50. 50. Questions<br />????????<br />
  51. 51. Creating Language-Rich Library Environments<br />
  52. 52. What are language-rich library environments? <br />Spaces and places that <br />encourage language-rich interactions between young children and parents/caregivers with the intention of <br />building school readiness skills<br />School readiness domains include:<br /><ul><li>Language and Literacy
  53. 53. Social and emotional development
  54. 54. Physical development
  55. 55. Approaches to learning
  56. 56. Cognitive and general knowledge
  57. 57. Mathematical and scientific thinking
  58. 58. The arts </li></ul>ALA Editions<br />
  59. 59. Additional Characteristics<br />Articulate for the parent/ caregiver the relationship between the language-rich environment/activities and later reading<br />Offer ideas and aids for on-going language and literacy development even after leaving the library<br />
  60. 60. Language-Rich Settings in the Library<br />Storytimes<br />Playtimes/Craft Times following storytimes<br />Playtime/Craft Programs<br />Family Place Libraries™<br />Discovery Rooms<br />Outdoor Areas<br />Open Areas<br />
  61. 61. San Francisco Public Library<br />
  62. 62. Discovery Room<br />Germantown Library<br />Montgomery County (MD) Public Library<br />
  63. 63. Family Place Libraries™<br />
  64. 64. www.bcplstoryville.org<br />
  65. 65. Language-rich environmentsin open areasof the library<br />
  66. 66. Components oflanguage-rich environments<br />Affective Component<br /><ul><li>Design Aspect
  67. 67. Personal Aspect</li></ul>Content Component<br /><ul><li>Physical Aspect
  68. 68. Informational Aspect</li></li></ul><li>Affective Component<br />Invites and welcomes children and adults<br />Engages children and adults<br />Conveys come and stay<br />Says stay and play/read together<br />Promotes feelings of security and comfort for adults and children<br />Encourages exploration<br />
  69. 69. Design Aspect<br />Conveys beauty<br />Scale<br />Lighting<br />Colors<br />Arrangement<br />
  70. 70. Personal Aspect<br />Personal welcome<br />Staff/volunteers show interest; users feel valued, respected<br />Staff/volunteers support feeling of security<br />Staff/volunteers model/support encouragement of exploration<br />
  71. 71. West Bloomfield Township (MI) Public Library<br />Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />Norfolk (VA) Public Library<br />
  72. 72. Make It Move<br />IlluminART<br />Play & Learn Islands™<br />Rancho Cucamonga (CA) Public Library<br />Discovery Dig<br />Big Build Island<br />
  73. 73. Content Component<br />Quiet spots to read together<br />Spaces that encourage exploration<br />Support exposure to variety of concepts and ideas<br />Topics and activities that engage children and adults<br />Writing/drawing activities<br />Books/print in easy reach/view<br />Messages to adults on ways to support early literacy<br />Both reflects and expands community <br />Visible brand name<br />
  74. 74. Physical Aspect<br />Seating or space to accommodate interaction between adults and children<br />Age-appropriate toys and manipulatives<br />Materials to encourage exploration—exposure to variety of concepts and ideas<br />Materials and space for writing/drawing<br />Functional use of print—labeled items: words and pictures<br />Books integrated into immediate area<br />Incorporates early literacy information into the environment itself<br />Displays of children’s work<br />Photographs of people in community<br />Brand name visible<br />
  75. 75. Informational Aspect<br />Signage to convey early literacy information<br />Signage to convey additional information on a topic or theme<br />Staff/volunteers who convey early literacy information <br />Staff/volunteers who model and encourage language-rich interactions<br />Staff/volunteers to model and encourage higher levels of play<br />Ideas and aids to continue early literacy activities at home<br />
  76. 76. Putting It All TogetherExamples of Language-Rich Library Environments<br />
  77. 77. Engaging—That Sense of Discovery<br />Built into the floor <br />Storyville, Baltimore County Public Library<br />www.bcplstoryville.org<br />
  78. 78.
  79. 79. Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
  80. 80. Ridgedale Public Library Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
  81. 81. What size are you?<br />Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
  82. 82. Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
  83. 83. Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
  84. 84.
  85. 85. Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
  86. 86. Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
  87. 87.
  88. 88. Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
  89. 89.
  90. 90. Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
  91. 91. Early Literacy Centers<br />Baltimore County (MD)Public Library<br />Carroll County (MD) Public Library<br />
  92. 92. Carson (CA) Public Library after<br />Family Place Libraries™<br />Carson (CA) Public Library before<br />Family Place Libraries™<br />Norfolk (VA) Public Library before<br />Family Place Libraries™<br />Norfolk (VA) Public Library after<br />Family Place Libraries™<br />
  93. 93. Incorporating Early Literacy <br />Explanations And Information<br />
  94. 94. Kanawha County (WV) Public Library<br />Bulletin Boards<br />What is Phonological Awareness?<br />Definition & why important<br />Clap the Syllables<br />Together, clap the syllables of the words in the rhyme.<br />Rhyme Time<br />Together, think of words that rhyme with moon. How about dish? Cat?<br />
  95. 95. Puppet stage with complete set of alphabet puppets. <br />Puppets purchased from www.lakeshorelearning.com<br />Letter Knowledge<br />Together, find the puppet that has the first letter of your child’s name. Find the puppets that have the other letters in your child’s name.<br />Using the puppets, encourage your child to tell stories. This helps develop narrative skills. *Research says good narrative skills help children later understand what they read.*<br />
  96. 96. Montgomery County (MD) Public Library<br />
  97. 97. Early Literacy Activity Centers<br />Alphabet Bags<br />Baltimore County (MD)Public Library<br />
  98. 98. West Bloomfield (MI) Township Public Library<br />
  99. 99. Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
  100. 100. Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
  101. 101. Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
  102. 102. Whales are very big<br />And they swim under the sea<br />Swimming, swimming happily<br />With all their friends and family<br />Bathroom door<br />Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
  103. 103. West Bloomfield (MI) Township Public Library<br />
  104. 104. Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />Family Place Libraries™<br />
  105. 105. Questions<br />????????<br />
  106. 106. Strategies<br />Branding<br />Outreach<br />On-going approach<br />
  107. 107. Branding<br />Creates memory <br />Creates emotional response<br />Creates interaction<br />Creates excitement <br />Creates a destination <br />
  108. 108. Outreach<br />
  109. 109. Considerations<br /><ul><li>Change within structure
  110. 110. Mobility
  111. 111. Storage
  112. 112. Writing</li></li></ul><li>West Bloomfield (MI) Township Public Library<br />
  113. 113. West Bloomfield (MI) Township Public Library<br />
  114. 114. Highsmith, Inc. <br />Environments, Inc. <br />
  115. 115. Creative Caddie<br />Jonti<br />Gressco/Haba<br />
  116. 116. Gressco<br />
  117. 117. Magnetic Paint<br />ABCstuff www.abcstuff.com<br />
  118. 118. Gressco<br />
  119. 119. Brodart Creative<br />Smith System<br />www.smithsystem.com<br />Baltimore County (MD)Public Library<br />
  120. 120. Writing<br />Lakeshore Learning<br />www.lakeshorelearning.com<br />
  121. 121. Trends<br /><ul><li>Outdoor Spaces
  122. 122. School Readiness Domains in addition to Early Literacy Skills
  123. 123. Building Infrastructure as Environment</li></li></ul><li>Outdoors<br />
  124. 124.
  125. 125. In the parking lot<br />Environments, Inc.<br />www.eichild.com<br />
  126. 126. School Readiness Domains<br />Early Learning Standards<br />Common Core State Standards<br /><ul><li>Physical and Motor Development
  127. 127. Social and Emotional Development
  128. 128. Approaches to Learning
  129. 129. Language Development and Literacy
  130. 130. Cognition and General Knowledge
  131. 131. Mathematical and Scientific Thinking
  132. 132. The Arts</li></li></ul><li>Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
  133. 133. Ridgedale Public Library<br />Hennepin County (MN) Public Library<br />
  134. 134. Safespace Concepts, Inc.<br />
  135. 135. West Bloomfield Township (MI) Public Library<br />
  136. 136. Building Infrastructure<br />As Learning Environment<br /><ul><li>Children love to know how things work!
  137. 137. Can’t see it at home—can you reveal it at the library?
  138. 138. Insulation and heating system
  139. 139. Pipes and plumbing
  140. 140. Wiring and electric
  141. 141. Security system
  142. 142. Workings of a toilet</li></li></ul><li>
  143. 143. Roseville Public Library, Ramsey, MN<br />Martha Riley Library, Roseville, CA<br />L E E D*<br />Libraries<br />(Green Buildings)<br />* Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design<br />
  144. 144. LEED Opportunities<br />Green User Education Program—1 point!<br /><ul><li>Passive solar
  145. 145. Hydrothermal heating systems
  146. 146. Daylight harvesting techniques
  147. 147. Green roof systems
  148. 148. Materials
  149. 149. And more!</li></li></ul><li>
  150. 150.
  151. 151. Paul Smith Children’s Village at the Botanic Gardens<br />Cheyenne, Wyoming <br />
  152. 152. Paul Smith Children’s Village at the Botanic Gardens<br />Cheyenne, Wyoming <br />
  153. 153. Paul Smith Children’s Village at the Botanic Gardens<br />Cheyenne, Wyoming <br />
  154. 154. READY TO READ!<br />Using environments to<br />help it happen<br />
  155. 155. We learn as we have fun.We have fun as we learn.Pass it on!<br />
  156. 156. Presented by<br />SarojGhoting<br />Early Childhood Literacy Consultant<br />540-381-2676<br />sghoting@surfbest.net<br />www.earlylit.net<br />Webinar blog<br />www.alaeditions.org/blog<br />Children’s Programming Monthly <br />www.alastore.ala.org/detail.aspx?ID=3114<br />Stephanie Zvirin<br />szvirin@ala.org<br />
  157. 157. Questions<br />????????<br />

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