Reading Above the Fray: Print Concepts by Julia B. Lindsey

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Children have understandings about text when they arrive in our classrooms, and it is essential for us to build on those understandings through instruction. Before they can read, they need to know that words are meant to be read and understood. Print knowledge is knowledge about written language, both in how it operates and how it’s spelled, or its orthography. Broadly, it refers to knowledge about print concepts…and alphabet knowledge. 

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