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Reading Signs and Labels
|Grades||K – 2|
|Activity Time||10 or more minutes a day, as often as desired|
These activities will have children reading signs, logos, brand names, and other words all over their home and community. Begin the process by reading signs and labels at home. If you have computer access, explore street signs online. And when the children are out in the community together-while driving, going for a walk, or waiting for the bus, read signs, logos, and other words you see. It's the perfect activity to try any place!
These activities encourage children to see themselves as readers by discovering all of the words in their home and community that they are already capable of reading. As they collect and read these words, they will recognize how many different things they can read. By reading and exploring words they see every day, children come to see themselves as readers, genuine members of the "literacy club."
This activity was modified from the ReadWriteThink lesson plans "From Stop Signs to the Golden Arches: Environmental Print."