Part of gaining readiness skills for literacy and reading is know how to treat a book . We model frequently how to hold the book and turn the pages. We model how to use our finger to follow the words. We use terminology like ” front of the book” and ” back of the book. ” Today we read ” The Napping House ”
and talked about the characters in the book. What is a character ? What were they doing ? Being able to read a story and then recount the events ( using terms like first and next ) is important. I did pull children for small groups to read the book but they loved it. This book also is a predictive text book which means it says the same thing many times over and I can pause and the littles can most times finish the sentence for me.
There was also the normal stuff going on today.
Gracie was playing in the sand and said ” Is this an I ?” Well.. yes it is.
Then Nathan made an N with the clear rocks.
Again , all of this literacy work going on and not one flashcard or alphabet poster in the house. 🙂