- book-browsing boxes
- back cover
- front cover
Foundational Skills/RF.PK.MA.1.a: Handle books respectfully and appropriately, holding them right-side-up and turning pages one at a time from front to back.
Head Start Outcomes:
Literacy Knowledge/Book Appreciation and Knowledge: Recognizes how books are read, such as front-to-back and one page at a time, and recognizes basic characteristics, such as title, author, and illustrator.
PreK Learning Guidelines:
English Language Arts/Reading and Literature 7: Develop familiarity with the forms of alphabet letters, awareness of print, and letter forms.
Independent and Partner Reading, Unit 3, Week 1
Skill Focus: Concepts of Print, Book Care and Handling, Parts of a Book, Speaking and Listening
Encourage children to select a book that interests them and to look at the words and pictures on their own or with a partner.
- Ask children to show you or a partner the front and back covers and to point to the title of the book. Read aloud the title to child(ren).
- Then ask children to tell you or their partner about the book they have selected.
- Encourage them to talk about the pictures and the sounds they might hear if they were in the places pictured.
- Acknowledge when children carefully turn the pages.
English Language Learners: Have children name and point to parts of the book with you (title, author, illustrator) to help build their vocabulary.