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Concepts of Print- Chapter Summary
These lessons are taught by knowledgeable and professional instructors who will go over the concepts of print in a way that is efficient and effective for your busy schedule. Topics covered include the development of print awareness and how students learn directionality of print. By the end of this chapter, you should have knowledge of topics including:
- Awareness of spoken and written language
- Developing print awareness
- Role of print in early literacy
- Environmental print
- Sound-symbol association
- Teaching print and letter-sound relationships
- Directionality of print
- Alphabetic principle
- Alphabet lessons
- Recognizing uppercase and lowercase letters
Our text and video lessons are engaging, yet short. You will have the chance to quickly revisit or perhaps learn new techniques for teaching children about the concepts of print. When you complete each lesson, be sure to take our lesson quizzes. These quizzes will gauge how much you know and provide immediate feedback.
1. Children's Awareness of the Spoken & Written Language Relationship
Print Awareness is an important element for young children associating writing and reading with spoken language. Understanding the symbolic nature of letters and words can add greatly to reading acquisition.
2. Development of Print Awareness & Concepts
One of the very first steps in the reading process is print awareness. This lesson defines print awareness and gives some hints on how to use lap reading to develop an understanding of print directionality, spacing, and the alphabetic principle.
3. The Role of Environmental Print in Early Development
One of the first indicators that young children are responding to print is their ability to read environmental print. What does this mean? This lesson will define the term and explain how to use it to develop early reading skills.
4. Sound-Symbol Association & Literacy Development
In this lesson, you'll find out why symbols and their sounds are important to new readers. You'll also put yourself in the shoes of a new reader and consider some of the challenges you faced when you first learned to read and write.
5. Teaching Print & Letter-Sound Correspondence
In this lesson, you will learn the basics of print concepts and letter-sound correspondence, which a student needs to understand to make sense of books and text.
6. How Students Learn Directionality of Print
Children don't automatically understand how reading works. Pre-reading skills, such as knowing where to begin reading on the page, need to be taught. This lesson explains how teachers and parents can help children develop these skills.
7. The Alphabetic Principle & Learning to Read
Learning to read can often be a complex process for children, especially bilingual and other language learners. How does the alphabetic principle come into play? This lesson will explain how all children use the principle to develop reading.
8. Alphabet Lessons for Kindergarten and Preschool
Teaching the alphabet is a large part of teaching preschool and kindergarten. This lesson will give you several activities you can use to teach this important skill to your students.
9. Teaching Students to Recognize Uppercase & Lowercase Letters
Which should you teach first, lowercase or uppercase? How do you help students to understand that both letters represent one sound? This lesson gives you pointers for teaching students to recognize uppercase and lowercase letters.
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