Teach emerging readers about the parts of a book- print concepts- with these 10 Posters. Concepts about print involve understanding the difference between letters, words, punctuation and directionality. It is an awareness of print in our everyday environment. Understanding concepts of print is the first step to indicate a readiness to read.
That print has meaning
That print can be used for different purposes
The relationship between print and speech
There is a difference between letters and words
That words are separated by spaces
There is a difference between words and sentences
That there are (punctuation) marks that signal the end of a sentence
That books have parts such as a front and back cover, title page, and spine
That stories have a beginning, middle, and end
That text is read from left to right and from top to bottom
Can you show me…
the end of a sentence (punctuation mark)?
the front of the book?
the back of the book?
where I should start reading the story?
how I should hold the book?
the title of the book?
how many words are in this sentence?