Print Awareness

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Print is all around us - signs, lists, books, magazines, TV, movies, and even online. Help children see that each word we speak and hear can be written down. Help children get ready to read.

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Print Awareness

  1. 1. Print Awareness Getting Ready to Read Printed Words Are All Around Us
  2. 2. Surrounded by Words <ul><li>Help children: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>See words all around them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Handle books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn we read left to right, top to bottom </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Print Has Meaning <ul><li>Help children see </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not just looking at pictures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Same words we speak & see </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Used for different purposes </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Print Consists of Words <ul><li>All around us </li></ul><ul><li>Words separated by space </li></ul><ul><li>Text consists of smaller units, words </li></ul><ul><li>Develop comfort with print </li></ul>
  5. 5. Show Children <ul><li>Print in signs, menus, books, newspapers, TV, online </li></ul><ul><li>Label objects in home, classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Occasionally run finger along bottom of words when reading </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Show print runs from left to right </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reading words, not just looking at pictures </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. When Reading to Kids <ul><li>Always state author, illustrator </li></ul><ul><li>Let child turn pages, hold book </li></ul><ul><li>Talk about, play with punctuation marks </li></ul><ul><li>Show them exclamation & question marks </li></ul><ul><li>Let them hear, read each differently </li></ul>
  7. 7. Encourage Children <ul><li>Share reading daily </li></ul><ul><li>Make lists together </li></ul><ul><li>Say item while writing down </li></ul><ul><li>Show each word we say, hear, can be written </li></ul>
  8. 8. Early Literacy <ul><li>Help children understand print </li></ul><ul><li>All around us </li></ul><ul><li>Different purposes </li></ul><ul><li>Get them ready to read </li></ul>

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