Year of Publication
Early Childhood Ed
Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education
First Capstone/Thesis Advisor
Dr. Mary Shake
The purpose of this research is to further our understanding of the role played by environmental print in the literacy development of emergent readers. Environmental print is defined as any print that can be seen in public such as logos, signs, products names and billboards. One of the main things we already know about environmental print is that it helps young children understand that the words in print mean something, or that some message is communicated through them. This connection is crucial to developing early literacy skills. This research identifies young readers’ abilities to recognize these words out of context and discusses teaching strategies that help to utilize environmental print effectively in the classroom. Environmental print can be the first stepping stone to help emerging readers on their path to literacy.
Hinkel, Alexandra E., "Environmental Print: From Context to Comprehension" (2018). Lewis Honors College Capstone Collection. 35.