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Environmental Print in the Classroom: Meaningful Connections for Learning to Read
by Jennifer Prior, Ph.D. and Maureen Gerard
|Grades||K – 2|
Find out how you can use environmental print as an instructional tool in your preschool and early elementary classroom. This book
- Describes games, activities, and centers that use environmental print
- Shows how to use environmental print to create a curriculum and assess students’ print awareness and sight word vocabulary
- Gives recommendations for helping parents assist their children in learning to read using environmental print
Although kindergarten students are the focus of the book, you also will find ideas for preschoolers and for more advanced learners.
Prior, J., & Gerard, M.R. (2004). Environmental Print in the Classroom: Meaningful Connections for Learning to Read. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Standard Lesson
Students use logos from everyday life to identify individual letters and then create their own captions for the images.
Grades K – 2 | Lesson Plan | Minilesson
This minilesson encourages children to seek out and appropriately react to nutrition labels and to make healthy food choices, integrating science, math, health, and literacy.
Grades K – 1 | Lesson Plan | Unit
Students bring the print-rich environment of the community into the classroom through the use of environmental print, enabling emergent readers to delight in the realization that they are indeed readers.