Developing A Library That Supports Early Reading. Rebecca Corwin Shrader Vicki Jacobs. Let’s get to know each other!. What is your favorite book from childhood and why? Take a few minutes to reflect. Essential questions. How do we intentionally select books, and why?
Rebecca Corwin Shrader
What is your favorite book from childhood and why? Take a few minutes to reflect.
How and why do you choose books and how are they used in your classroom?
“Print referencing techniques are simple strategies designed
to show children that written language is worthy of their
interest and attention and gets them excited about learning
(Jaclyn Dynia, PhD., Crane Center For Early Childhood Research and Policy)
POINTING to print
Goal: drawing attention to print
TALKING about print
Goal: dialogue about print
“This is the letter S, what do you
think it looks like?
“I see an upper case T and lower
case t, how are they different?”
“This story is about a cat, what do you think this word might
“This is the longest word on the
page, what makes it so long?”
“This is a letter T.”
“This is the letter S, who can help
me find more?”
“Can you find any letters in your
name on this page?”
“Show me the longest word on
“Point to where I start reading on
(Beck, I.L., McKeown, M.G., & Kucan, L., 2002)
(Coyne, Simmons & Kame’enui, 2004)
(Biemiller, A., 2005)
“Phonological Awareness describes children’s
sensitivities to the phonological (SOUND) structure of
…Children who enter kindergarten with better-
developed Phonological Awareness make greater gains
in early reading instruction.”
(Laura M. Justice & Anita McGinty, The Ohio State University, 2009)
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