Concepts of Print
By: Katie Sargent
What is Concepts of Prints?
*That a book is for reading
* The function and location of a book's front, back, top, and bottom
* How to turn the pages properly
*Where to begin reading
*The functions of print and pictures
*Title, author, and illustrator
Johns (1981) found that a student's kindergarten print awareness was highly predictive of end-of-year, first grade reading achievement.
Concepts of print knowledge plays a critical role in early reading development (Heibert, Pearson, Taylor, Richardson, & Paris, 1998).
Learning the concepts of print early on influences children's language development, phonemic awareness, phonics, word reading, and reading/writing development (Morris, 1993; Roberts 1992).