Learn how to promote the Planned Language Approach's Book Knowledge and Print Concepts in your program. Explore the research and the development trajectory for these skills in children ages birth to 5.
Resources here can help teachers and caregivers convey to children how books and print work and to help children recognize that print is speech written down.
Book knowledge and print concepts make up one of the five key skills, or the Big 5, in the Planned Language Approach. Resources on the other Big 5 skills cover alphabet knowledge and early writing, background knowledge, oral language and vocabulary, and phonological awareness.
Find ways to support children’s book knowledge and print concepts. Learn how families can help children build these skills. See how background knowledge develops through the eyes of a kindergartener.
Find out how to embed vocabulary instruction in storybook reading. Learn how to use explicit instruction and select useful and teachable targets.