Concepts of print is defined as the ability of a child to know and recognize the way in which “print” works for the purpose of reading. All assessments should be given one-on-one. Assess concepts of print twice during kindergarten, at the start of school and at mid-year. What are Print Concepts? It is an awareness of print in our everyday environment. Concepts about print involve understanding the difference between letters, words, punctuation and directionality. Print concepts foster reading comprehension and vocabulary growth. Print Concepts Include Knowing: What a letter is; What a word is; What a sentence is. § Print referencing refers to techniques in which teachers highlight the forms, functions and features of print during their read-alouds in order to increase emergent readers’ interest and knowledge of concepts of print (Zucker, T. E., & Justice, L.
Standards in this strand:
10 Ways to Develop Concepts of Print 1. Point to the words in books as you read-aloud to develop one-to-one correspondence between spoken and written words. Point out words, spaces, letters, lines of print, left to right, top to bottom, direction of print during your. Use environmental print. In this lesson plan, students will learn about the concepts of print and book care. Students will practice finding the cover, cover page, back of the book, author and illustrator, in addition to how to care for the book. A great lesson for parents and teachers alike!
Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print.
Follow words from left to right, top to bottom, and page by page.
Recognize that spoken words are represented in written language by specific sequences of letters.
Understand that words are separated by spaces in print.
Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
Recognize and produce rhyming words.
Count, pronounce, blend, and segment syllables in spoken words.
Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.
Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words.1 (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.
Phonics and Word Recognition:
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
Concepts Of Print Kindergarten
Read common high-frequency words by sight (e.g., the, of, to, you, she, my, is, are, do, does).
Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.
Concepts Of Print Assessment Reading Rockets
Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding.
Concepts Of Print Video
1Words, syllables, or phonemes written in /slashes/refer to their pronunciations or phonology. Thus,/CVC/ is a word with three phonemes regardless of the number of letters in the spelling of the word.