Culture & Language

Planned Language Approach: Book Knowledge and Print Concepts

a teacher reads with two girls on her lapThis summary provides an introduction to book knowledge and print concepts—important precursors to reading and writing. Explore research around why book knowledge and print concepts matter and the roles language and culture play. Find out how to use books and discover the types of children’s books that are available. This resource includes examples of effective practices at different stages of children’s development in various early learning settings.

Review Exploring Joan Talks: A Resource Guide for Training and Technical Assistance Providers when using Joan Talks about the Big 5 to help Head Start and child care programs implement a PLA.

Topic:Culture and Language

Keywords:Dual language learners

Resource Type: Article

Last Updated: January 18, 2019