Integrating Environmental Print Across the Curriculum, PreK-3
Making Literacy Instruction Meaningful
- Lynn Kirkland - University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
- Jerry Aldridge - University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
- Patricia Kuby - Athens State University
English/Language Arts (Middle/High School) | Literacy, K-12
This book offers educators:
· Foundational (Clay, Goodman) and recent (Vukelich, Schickedanz, Burns, Snow) research to support the use of environmental print in developing children's early literacy.
· A wealth of environmental print activities for teaching language arts, math, health, science, social studies, art, music, and dramatic play.
· Activities that specify goals/literacy skills, materials, instructions, variations and extensions, assessment practices, as well as related literature and songs to strengthen concepts
· Suggestions for showing parents how to use environmental print with their children
An environmental print book list and a sample letter to parents
"Having children bring in environmental print items with which they have had experiences gives them a feeling of ownership in learning to read. They share their experiences and these experiences, in turn, have a profound effect on their literacy development."
"With built-in performance ratings per activity, teachers will find this a key to meeting reading goals and assessing and strengthening a child's ability levels."
Sample Materials & Chapters