“A child’s name is a wonderfully engaging place to start learning the features of print.” – Fountas and Pinnell, Literacy Beginnings, page 194
The Power of a Name
The beginning of the year is when we look for ways to focus a student’s attention, knowing if we can grab their attention early the students will likely be more engaged. A child’s name can lead them to understanding the concept of a word. Children can learn names of family members, classmates and teachers.
In the first days, we spend class time: (more…)