After reviewing print concepts research and nationally available curricula, FIE developed a Print Concepts Instructional Packet designed to help teachers systematically infuse print concept instruction into their everyday practice. Print Concept Instructional Packets include activities and materials for an entire year including monthly activity cards, a print concept poster (both large and small), and classrooms labels. Using these materials, teachers engage children in small group, print concept lessons each week using intentional, hands on instruction. Print Concepts materials include a full-year intervention: monthly activity cards, print concept poster (large and/or small), and classroom labels. Using these materials, teachers engage children in small-group, print concept lessons each week throughout the year, using intentional, hands-on instruction. Print Concept Instructional Packet activities address the following print concepts:
Print concepts, an important predictor of early reading achievement, help children understand how language looks in printed form and teaches that print carries a message. Print knowledge influences children's language development, phonological awareness, and reading and writing development. Some children enter school already possessing knowledge of how print works, while others do not.
Dr. Madelaine Cosgrove
Associate Director for School Readiness, FIE
Telephone: (904) 620-2496
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