Early Literacy Comprehension Cards, Community
Community Early Literacy Comprehension Cards
Ages 3 - 7
Grades Pre-Kindergarten - 2nd and ELL
Aligns with Common Core and State Standards
Set of 12 8-1/2 x 11 inches cards
Made in the U.S.A.
Familiar topics and comprehension questions help develop pre-reading skills!
Grades PK–2 Each full-color photo card features comprehension questions on the back that allow teachers to prompt student discussion. Cards develop essential reading comprehension skills such as phonological awareness, vocabulary, predicting, sequencing, visualizing, inference, cause and effect, main idea and more.
- Perfect for emergent readers
- Full-color photos on front
- Comprehension questions and English/Spanish word banks on back
- Teacher guide
- Develop pre-reading skills of emergent reader: Phonological awareness, vocabulary, predicting, sequencing, visualizing, inference, cause and effect, main idea, and more
- Engaging, full-color cards include an English/Spanish word bank
What is Early Literacy?
Beginning readers need to develop phonological awareness and phonics skills. Before students understand written language, they need to understand oral language. Children need opportunities to hear sounds and know their positions in words. Early literacy activities help children discover that words are made up of sounds, syllables, and clusters. Phonics-related questions give students an opportunity to practice associating sounds to letters.
Many students consider reading a passive activity, similar to viewing images on television. Children need opportunities to actively interpret visual images. Teachers who work with struggling readers often notice that their students don't automatically create images in their minds as they read. Good readers often think while reading, combining background knowledge, text, and illustrations. Thinking and visualizing while reading is vital to good comprehension. It helps children know whether or not what they are reading makes sense. It enables them to make inferences and predictions, pay attention to details, and build vocabulary.
Meaningful comprehension and visual literacy instruction provide students with opportunities to expand their vocabulary and content knowledge. ELL students can more easily learn the correct pronunciation of phonemes in a vocabulary word, and later read the word, if they understand what the word means. Without prior knowledge, children are unable to know whether a word fits in a sentence. Comprehension depends upon readers understanding the vocabulary and major concepts.
The Early Literacy Comprehension Cards provide lessons and activities to build vocabulary, learn new concepts, develop comprehension skills, foster critical thinking skills, and promote early literacy.