Individual: Making Friends with Phonemes Using Environmental Text (Benchmark Assessment)
Research the effectiveness of
using environmental text to enhance phonemic awareness in emergent readers. Use
the GCU eLibrary to identify a minimum of five peer-reviewed scholarly articles
and review the following Web site: http://www.sharonmacdonald.com/environmental-print.aspx to support your efforts.
Create two environmental
print scavenger hunts looking for opportunities to identify and use phonemes,
one for preschoolers and one for first graders. Ensure that you select bias-free,
culturally relevant environmental text for your hunts. Decide appropriate sources
for the environmental print for the hunts.
Create an invitation for the
children’s parents to accompany them on the hunts. Be creative. In your
invitation, explain how and why the hunts will benefit their children.
Present your hunts and the
invitations in a 15-18 slide Power Point presentation, not including
title and reference slides. Use the Notes section of the slides to present the
narrative that would accompany the hunts and their research support.
While APA format is not
required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected
and in-text citations and references should be presented using the APA