One of the earliest skills a beginning reader needs to acquire is knowledge of the parts of a book and how to handle a book. These skills are often referred to as book and print awareness and help to develop good reading habits such as holding the book by its spine and turning the pages carefully from their corners. Teachers and parents can help children learn book and print awareness by exposing them to books and role modelling the skills from an early age. To help out with this task, I have created the Parts of a Book Anchor Charts and Activities.
Book awareness skills do not come naturally to all children. It can be especially challenging for children entering kindergarten who have not had much exposure to books. To help differentiate the book awareness skills presented to your students, three different types of Parts of a Book anchor charts are provided.
The first anchor chart focuses on the physical parts of a book. This includes the front cover, spine, and back cover of the book. The second anchor chart focuses on the informational features of the book’s front cover. This includes the title of the book, the author, and the illustrator. Finally, the last anchor chart contains all these parts of a book in the one poster. There is a total of 6 anchor charts (3 boys and 3 girls).
For each of these anchor charts, there are corresponding no prep cut and paste worksheets.
These worksheets are ideal for guided reading lessons at the beginning of the school year.
Students can complete the parts of a book worksheets by looking at the anchor charts, identifying the parts of the book, and pasting the labels on the worksheets.
Alternatively, the parts of a book worksheets can also be used as a way to review and assess the book awareness skills taught to students after a guided reading lesson.
To purchase the Parts of a Book packet click on the image below.