Print Awareness Literacy Stage Summary

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Print Awareness Literacy Stage Summary Description of the Stage of Development: Print awareness is knowing about the forms and the functions of print. Students with print awareness know how to handle a book, where on a page to begin reading, and the difference between a letter and a word. Print awareness plays an integral part in the process of learning to read; it is a child’s earliest introduction to literacy. Print referencing is a read-aloud strategy that can be used to direct students’ attention to the forms, features, and functions of written language. There are nonverbal cues which include pointing to print or tracking print when reading. Then there are verbal cues such as asking questions about print, making comments about print, or posing requests about print. Print awareness is important because there are some children who start school without any exposure to the uses, methods, or pleasures of print. According to
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