Learning Materials

Many very young children cannot read but they can recognize words through environmental print. Using environmental print means that you are basing instruction on something familiar which allows you to introduce something unfamiliar, such as word sorts based on initial letter of each word and that sort of thing. Here is a website of activities that can be done with environmental print as well as some files with environmental print cards that can be printed out and used in the classroom:

Cards that can be printed:

Discussion Post

The use of environmental print is a stepping stone towards being able to read. What are some stepping stones you can use with students who are on their way to learning to read and writw or learning another symbol system like ASL or music?