Literacy Play Over 300 Dramatic Play Activities That Teach Pre-Reading Skills

ISBN-10: 0876592922
ISBN-13: 9780876592922
Edition: 2004
Authors: Sherrie West, Amy Cox
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Description: Children love to pretend, and dramatic play is the perfect environment for children to practice and apply literacy concepts. Whether they decide to be firefighters, to open a pet store, or to have a tea party, children will increase their  More...

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Book details

List price: $19.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Gryphon House, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Children love to pretend, and dramatic play is the perfect environment for children to practice and apply literacy concepts. Whether they decide to be firefighters, to open a pet store, or to have a tea party, children will increase their vocabulary, communicate with their peers, and learn to recognize environmental print-all important skills for prereaders. Literacy Play is chock-full of creative dramatic play activities that teach important pre-reading skills while bringing children's imaginations to life! Amy Cox has been a supervising teacher in the Melba S. Lehner Children's School at Weber State University for the past nine years. Sherrie West is a mentor teacher for Head Start at the Ogden Area Community Action Agency.

Occupations
Doctor's office : literacy application : circular and horizontal scribbling
Detective : literacy application : questions and answers
Veterinarian : literacy application : stopping to listen
Dentist : literacy application : alliteration : first sound of one's name
Firefighter : literacy application : learning new words and meanings : prepositions
Banker : literacy application : complete sentences
Cowboys and cowgirls : literacy application : sentence segmenting
Mechanic : literacy application : identifying the first letter of one's name
Home
Babies : literacy application : attending to pictures : pretending to read
Car wash : literacy application : phoneme blending
Hair care : literacy application : distinguishing between oral and written language
Birthday party : literacy application : meaningful reading and writing
Baking day : literacy application : print has practical uses such as following written directions
Cleaning : literacy application : words are different than pictures
House : literacy application : writing messages with scribble marks
Tea party : literacy application : letter knowledge : peers' names
Laundry day : literacy application : print conveys meaning : seeing words in their environment
Nature
Fishing : literacy application : letter knowledge : identifying letters
Beach : literacy application : retelling stories using verbal and narrative skills
Picnic : literacy application : writing letters
Camping : literacy application : sequencing
Science
Gardener : literacy application : words are separated by spaces and made up of letters
Space : literacy application : learning new words and meanings by using authentic texts
Chemist : literacy application : sharing information
Rock hound : literacy application : letter-like forms and letters
Stores
Pizza parlor : literacy application : loving books motivates reading
Shoe store : literacy application : taking turns in conversations
Restaurant : literacy application : picture clues
Ice cream parlor : literacy application : syllable blending and segmenting
Grocery store : literacy application : environmental print
Pet shop : literacy application : writing letter-like forms and letters
Transportation
Traffic : literacy application : print has practical uses
Airplane : literacy application : capitalization : upper- and lowercase letters
Trains : literacy application : alliteration : sounds of letters
Travel : literacy application : sharing books
Performers
Singing : literacy application : rhyming
Dance studio : literacy application : listening
Art gallery : literacy application : writing oral language promotes creativity
Olympics (track and field) : literacy application : using forms for recording information
Theater : literacy application : retelling a story
Reading, writing, and talking
Newspaper : literacy application : collecting meaningful information
Post office : literacy application : invented spellings
Library : literacy applications : handling a book
School : literacy application : ABC manipulatives teach letter knowledge
Nursery rhymes : literacy application : onset rhyme blending
Office : literacy application : purposeful conversations

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