Concepts of Print

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INSTRUCTION: "Making a Name for Yourself!" Be explicit about features of the written language, like how individual letters work to make words with these Name Wands! Literacy Games, Education And Literacy, Word Work Activities, Reading Activities, Kindergarten Activities, Student Learning, September Activities, Measurement Activities, Alphabet Activities

Making a Name for Yourself

INSTRUCTION: Spelling and learning names of classmates is an excellent way to enhance literacy instruction in kindergarten. It is important for students to understand that names are words that can be written with letters (CTW, 2016). Using linking cubes with letters on them can help students practice making their own name as well as their friends.

INSTRUCTION:"Classroom Post Office" - this is a great idea to teach children concepts of print! Children write letters to a neighboring class. This activity is both motivating and purposeful for students! Literacy Skills, Writing Skills, Student Learning, Kids Learning, Teaching Genre, Concepts Of Print, Kids Writing, Writing Letters, Intrinsic Motivation

Classroom Post Office

INSTRUCTION: Introducing different kinds of print media is important in any classroom, but can be very beneficial in kindergarten and primary. Creating a classroom post office motivates students to learn different concepts of print related to postal services and writing letters. In a kindergarten classroom, creating a center related to a post office gives students the opportunities to write letters and sound out new words.

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Counting Words

INSTRUCTION: This activity is useful in helping students understand the letters make words which create sentences. Students can read through the morning message and count the amount of words in each sentence. Students can then compare which sentence contains more words as well as explore what happens when sentences have many words and where sentences begin and end.

Children can really get to know their high frequency words using arts and craft. Great opportunity for arts integrated instruction - consider patterning, exploring colour, texture etc. Concepts Of Print, Learn To Spell, Spelling Patterns, Balanced Literacy, High Frequency Words, Spelling Words, Create Words, Phonemic Awareness, Word Study

Fancy Colour Names

INSTRUCTION: This is a fun and easy way to incorporate concepts of print and spelling through art. Students can use different materials to create words and letters. This simple activity fosters a motivation for learning new letters as well as enhances phonemic awareness.

How can you help kids develop print awareness? Here are some sample questions and prompts you can use before, during, and after a read aloud activity to help children activate basic knowledge about print and books. Print Awareness, Concepts Of Print, Literacy Programs, Can You Help, Read Aloud, Rockets, Prompts, Students, Knowledge

Print Awareness During Read Alouds

UNDERSTANDING: This article from the Reading Rockets websites provides several tips on how to incorporate print awareness during all class read alouds. Read-alouds are a critical part of an effective literacy program (CTW), therefore including some instruction on print concepts can be beneficial for students.

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Observing Concepts of Print

ASSESSMENT: To see whether or not students are ready to read, teachers can assess their ability to understand different concepts of print. Teachers can assess students one-to-one and see if students know the meaning of letters, words, sentences, punctuation, front and back of books, etc. (Reading Rockets, 2004).

Clap and chant word wall words to make those high frequency words stick! How To Spell Words, Learn To Spell, Create Words, Learn To Read, How To Memorize Things, Word Study, Word Work, Spelling Words, Spelling Ideas

Word Wall

INSTRUCTION: Having a word wall is a beneficial tool in relatively any elementary grade. Specifically in kindergarten and primary grades, a word wall be used as a resource for students to learn important common words and more complex words. Ensuring the word wall is easy to see and clearly organized is a vital component of ensuring it is a valuable classroom resource.

INSTRUCTION: The morning message is a great way to begin the day. Students are able to review pop corn words and practice important conventions such as reading from left to ride and top down (CTW, p. 31). Students are guided through a small morning message, and are asked to identify words they know and practice ones they are unfamiliar with. Words in blue are popcorn words, while words in black are unfamiliar words. Popcorn Words, Concepts Of Print, Balanced Literacy, Morning Messages, Students, How To Plan, Reading, Top, Blue

Morning Message

INSTRUCTION: The morning message is a great way to begin the day. Students are able to review pop corn words and practice important conventions such as reading from left to ride and top down (CTW, p. 31). Students are guided through a small morning message, and are asked to identify words they know and practice ones they are unfamiliar with. Words in blue are popcorn words, while words in black are unfamiliar words.