Literacy development is one of the most important areas of education. An early love of reading and writing can lead to a lifetime of enjoyment and achievement in our society. By creating a learning environment filled with meaningful print, teachers can foster an active interest in print, as well as emergent reading and writing skills. The newest addition to the popular More Than . . . Series, More Than Letters contains dozens of engaging ideas for creating a literacy-rich classroom.
Sally Moomaw is professional development coordinator and adjunct instructor at the Arlitt Child and Family Research and Education Center at the University of Cincinnati. She is also the co-author of the More Than...Series and Lessons from Turtle Island: Native Curriculum in Early Childhood Classrooms. Brenda Hieronymus is an early childhood education specialist and adjunct instructor at the Arlitt Center. She was named Teacher of the Year in 1999 by the Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children.