EMC Number: 562i
Page Count: 64
Children who are beginning to read often believe that they can only read their special "reading" materials at school. This unit is designed to dispel that belief and focus reading instruction on reading real things, starting with classroom objects and areas. In Reading Around the School activities are provided that facilitate the development of oral language, phonemic awareness, print awareness, and syntactic awareness. Skills are integrated as students begin recognizing letters and words and forming letter/sound associations. The activities here require reading to, with, and by learners, with an emphasis on comprehension.