Little Readers & Thinkers: Concepts of Print is a complete unit plan specifically for pre-readers and early readers. If you're wondering how to start reading instruction in your Kindergarten classroom, THIS IS IT!
Concepts of print refers to the understanding of how print and books work. These skills are a critical prerequisite to teaching children to read. Kindergarten reading instruction sometimes begins with the assumption that students have an understanding of most concepts of print. Unfortunately, students who come to school without these skills can fall behind right away if the direct instruction and modeling of these important skills is overlooked. The purpose of this unit is to supply you with the tools needed to build a strong foundation in concepts of print with all students in your classroom.
This easy to use unit plan features 14 days of systematic, explicit instruction with lesson plans scripted in teacher language.
The lessons can be taught in either a whole group or small group format.
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-Concepts of Print Skill List
-Step-by-step, SCRIPTED Lesson Plans (14 days + assessment)
-Lesson plans follow a traditional Reading Workshop format: Mini-lesson, Practice, Share
-Learning Target PowerPoint
-Concepts of Print Read Aloud Routine
-Anchor Charts Examples
-Concepts of Print 1:1 Scripted Assessment with text and rubric
*The teacher will need to supply big books, picture books, and books for students ( specific titles are necessary*
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•How we hold books and open them
•How we turn the pages in a book
•Books have a front cover and back cover
•Books have an author and illustrator
•Books have a title
•Books have a title page
•The picture on the cover shows what the story will be about
•The title tells what the story is going to be about
•Pictures and words are different
•Print is the words that are read in a book that tell the story
•Where we start reading a book
•We look at pictures and illustrations to tell what is going on in a story
•Pictures in a book are related to the print on that page
•Letters and words are different
•Words are made up of letters
• Words are separated by spaces
• Words are read left to right
• Words are read one at a time (1:1 correspondence)
• Book previews help us “get to know” a book
• Sentences begin with a capital letter
• Punctuation marks indicate the end of a sentence
• When we get to the end of the line of text we “return sweep” to the next
• Ways to read a story
CONCEPTS OF PRINT 1:1 ASSESSMENT
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Little Readers & Thinkers is an original teaching curriculum created and copyrighted by Karen Jones.