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Martha Brown
Re: Seeing a Bigger Picture
Thu Sep 10, 2015 13:36

In the pre-k classroom, I believe that reading each day is a critical component. It is important for pre-school teachers to talk to and with children every day for vocabulary development and to ask children to respond to questions. Labeling contents of the classroom is also beneficial for children in seeing words and learning letter sounds. Having the children's names on a chart and letting them choose their name for roll call is another pre-literacy opportunity for letter identification. The teacher can also mention the first letter of each child's name and how it sounds. Labeling artwork pictures for children is also helpful both with their name and what the picture is about. This is a great way for childrent to begin to understand that print has meaning.
A print-rich environment is so valuable for pre-school children in getting them ready for kindergarten.

  • Re: Seeing a Bigger Picture - byrdaw, Wed Sep 9 19:11
    I agree with you Martha. It is a miraculous occurrence. What do you believe to be the key strategies or foundational instruction practices that aid students in the pre-k classroom?
    • Re: Seeing a Bigger Picture - Martha Brown, Thu Sep 10 13:36
      • Re: Seeing a Bigger Picture - byrdaw, Thu Sep 17 20:33
        Thank you for responding to my question. I love learning what reading occurs in the pre-k classroom and how those foundations are lain. Labeling is an excellent way to develop language for ESL and... more
      • Fostering Literacy Development - Melanie McLeod, Thu Sep 10 17:32
        Ms. Martha: Your ideas for the pre-k classroom sound wonderful! I totally agree that pre-k teachers must refer to letter-sounds of student names, recognizing names, and labeling drawings as well as... more
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