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Ch 5: Print Concepts in Early Childhood Education

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This chapter on print concepts in early childhood education revolves around the roles of print within children's educational development. Lessons also discuss the different forms print can take as well as the ways they interact with student learning.

Print Concepts in Early Childhood Education - Chapter Summary

This chapter zeroes in on the significance of print in early childhood education, and it highlights various considerations of promoting healthy student growth in the area. You'll explore topics such as print awareness, how students process directionality of print and more. A full list of other subjects covered includes the following:

  • The part print plays in emergent literacy
  • The relationship between spoken and written language
  • How children read environmental print
  • Methods of promoting letter, word, and punctuation recognition

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5 Lessons in Chapter 5: Print Concepts in Early Childhood Education
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Development of Print Awareness & Concepts

1. 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.

Children's Awareness of the Spoken & Written Language Relationship

2. 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.

How Students Learn Directionality of Print

3. 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.

The Role of Environmental Print in Early Development

4. 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.

Importance of Letter, Word & Punctuation Recognition

5. Importance of Letter, Word & Punctuation Recognition

In this lesson, we will discuss how we use letter, word, and punctuation recognition to determine meaning and sound--even if we do not know each word separately.

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