Scaffolding With Storybooks
Building Print Knowledge: Supporting Early Print Discoveries
Laura M. Justice
Khara L. Pence
As young children acquire print knowledge, they come to understand such things as the distinction between pictures and print, that print carries meaning, and that print is read in a certain direction and sequence. In turn, these understandings provide essential tools for decoding words and, ultimately, making meaning. In this chapter, the author describes concepts of print and their development and highlights strategies for fostering children's early understanding of these concepts.
Justice, L.M., & Pence, K.L. (2005).
Building Print Knowledge: Supporting Early Print Discoveries.
In Scaffolding With Storybooks (pp. 13-25). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.