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Knowledge and Skills Statement

Developing and sustaining foundational language skills: listening, speaking, reading, writing, and thinking--beginning reading and writing. The student develops word structure knowledge through phonological awareness, print concepts, phonics, and morphology to communicate, decode, and spell.

Use a big book, song chart, or other print material. Ask students to find words in the printed material. Provide highlighting tape or a marker so students can visually show the words. Then ask them to find letters.

Print awareness is the understanding of the characteristics and uses of print including the following print concepts: Printed text conveys meaning, sentences are comprised of words separated by spaces, and texts have unique print features that influence meaning.

Related 2009 Student Expectation

This student expectation is related to the following SE from the 2009 reading/language arts TEKS.

(1)  Reading/Beginning Reading Skills/Print Awareness. Students understand how English is written and printed. Students are expected to:
(D)  recognize the difference between a letter and a printed word;


Research

Zucker, T. A., Ward, A. E,. & Justice, L. M. (2009). Print referencing during read-alouds: a technique for increasing emergent readers' print knowledge. The Reading Teacher, 63(1), 62–72. Retrieved from https://www.jstor.org/stable/40347652

Summary: Daily classroom read-alouds provide an important context for supporting children's emergent literacy skills. Utilizing print referencing during read-alouds can foster the development of print knowledge in children.