250+ Activities and Ideas for Developing Literacy Skills
Success in the information age means that children learn not only to read - but also to interpret a wide range of symbols: letters, musical tones, numbers, computer icons and the like. This unique sourcebook offers literacy activities and ideas to teach young children more than 72 literacy skills. It covers listening, sound recognition, parts of the book, top to bottom, left to right, letter/sound connections, using picture and context clues, sequencing, measurement, telling time, street addresses, coordinates, money, mouse skills, and keyboarding. Detailed discussions of each include necessary prerequisite skills, the concepts to be mastered, the materials needed, instructional procedures, and extensions to the activities. Here are more than 250 literacy development activities and ideas for use by school librarians, public librarians, daycare providers, head start teachers, classroom teachers, and others concerned with making sure that children are information literate.
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activities adult appropriate Ask the child basic begin calendars CARDINAL DIRECTIONS Carmen Sandiego Categorize child needs clues color community helpers computer keyboard Concepts create daily develop Discuss draw Encourage the child example experiences Explore Extensions focus foods format fractional geographic Give the child graph grid help the child ice cubes icons ideas recorded identify interaction interpret Introduce invented spelling keyboard labels letters listening literacy skills mail-order catalog manipulate maps match Materials mouse nonliving objects observations Once the child patterns pictograph pointillism practice prediction Prerequisite Skills Procedures produce programs purchase Recognition relationships requires rhyming sequence shared sounds specific story symbols Talk television things tion tool touch typing two-digit number understanding units of measure variety Venn diagram verbal verify visual visual literacy vocabulary water cycle wordless books words writing young children