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From Stop Signs to the Golden Arches: Environmental Print

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From Stop Signs to the Golden Arches: Environmental Print

Grades K – 1
Lesson Plan Type Unit
Estimated Time Ten to Twenty 15-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Devon Hamner

Devon Hamner

Grand Island, Nebraska


National Council of Teachers of English


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jacquelyn burkett

October 22, 2010

I always have to go back to my objective. Here the goal is to promote literacy by building on the foundation of what the children already know and recognize. What the children bring in should dictate the environmental print used in the lessons. Its meeting them where they are, using their background knowledge as a basis for teaching. This is a culturally relevant unit that I see working well with children from diverse backgrounds.



April 06, 2010

This is about environmental print, and whether we like it or not those places and things are in our environment. unfortunately labels don't come on apples. Its still fun to use with students as I have.



February 11, 2010

I originally thought the same thing but the goal of the lesson plan is to find symbols that are easily recognized by the students.What would be examples of healthier options that would accomplish the same thing?



February 04, 2010

In reading over some of these lesson plans I notice that junk "food" (I use the term loosely) is used all too often: McDonalds, Burger King, Snickers, Milky Way...all unhealthy garbage. I have trouble understanding how educators would want to focus on junk food as a learning resource and wonder if you might find some healthier choices to use in creating lesson plans.



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