Everyday Literacy: Environmental Print Activities for Children 3 to 8

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Teachers can use a collection of cereal boxes and take-out menus as essential literacy tools! The activities in Everyday Literacy integrate environmental print - words, letters, and symbols found in everyday life - into a curriculum that makes it easy to encourage children's literacy every day. Young children develop literacy through direct involvement in meaningful experiences with print. Everyday Literacy provides hands-on ideas for turning newspapers, signs and signals in the...

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Overview

Teachers can use a collection of cereal boxes and take-out menus as essential literacy tools! The activities in Everyday Literacy integrate environmental print - words, letters, and symbols found in everyday life - into a curriculum that makes it easy to encourage children's literacy every day. Young children develop literacy through direct involvement in meaningful experiences with print. Everyday Literacy provides hands-on ideas for turning newspapers, signs and signals in the community, and catalogs and magazines into literacy experiences.

Key features of this book include:

  • Literacy goals to show how concepts of print, letters, and words can be integrated throughout the curriculum.
  • 250 activities to practice developing literacy skills, including writing, comprehension, rhyming words, print awareness, sight word recognition, vocabulary understanding, and letter and letter sound recognition. Activities for making books using environmental print, such as "Seed Packet Pocket Books," a book whose pages children create from seed packet labels.
  • Literacy games, dramatic play materials, building equipment, and interactive bulletin boards. Activities that integrate print into math and science curriculum, such as, "Shopping Bag Addition" and "The Word World of Magnets." Activities in art, fine motor, and music and movement, such as, "Box Front Weaving," "My Name in Lights," and "Cereal Box Hop Scotch."
  • Take-home activities and field trips to places in the community.
  • An appendix with reproducible forms and patterns that can be used in the activities, a checklist of environmental print ideas, and list of children's books that include references to environmental print.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"With the wide variety of activities in the book, teachers and parents are sure to find some activities that both fit within their budget and schedule and that will engage their children while helping them develop critical literacy skills." - The Well-Read Child

"This award-winning book contains 250 activities, including: games, dramatic play, science and math, vocabulary, letters and sounds, and much more. Recommended for parents or teachers of children ages 3-8." - West Virginia Family Magazine

Children's Literature
Teachers in preschool and elementary schools will welcome this compendium of activities introducing the environment to young children. Each of the ten chapters presents activities that will teach environmental studies within different curriculum areas including science, math, drama and reading. Each of the 150 activities has been set up with objectives to be met, preparation and materials needed, and connection to a theme. The supplementary pages offer an index and reproducible pages. Each activity is complete on 1 to 2 pages and uses everyday materials such as cereal boxes, newspapers, menus and catalogs. This is a great resource for the elementary media center professional collection, as well as the elementary science and math classroom. 2005, Gryphon House Publishers, Ages Adult.
—Joyce Rice
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780876592861
  • Publisher: Gryphon House Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/1/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Stephanie Mueller is an experienced teacher, consultant, and trainer in the field of early childhood education. Her extensive knowledge coupled with her love of learning makes her a sought-after speaker for professional organizations, schools and parent's groups.
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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Linking environmental print with literacy skills
Ch. 2 Linking environmental print with books and stories
Ch. 3 Linking environmental print with blocks, building, and bulletin boards
Ch. 4 Linking environmental print with group time, movement, and music
Ch. 5 Linking environmental print with math
Ch. 6 Linking environmental print with science
Ch. 7 Linking environmental print with small motor skills and creativity
Ch. 8 Linking environmental print with dramatic play
Ch. 9 Connecting home and school with environmental print
Ch. 10 Linking environmental print with my community
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