¿Being Home?, Rupprecht Matthies, 2009 and 2011, mixed media

¿Being Home?, Rupprecht Matthies, 2009 and 2011, mixed media

Words, Words, Everywhere!

Use this artist’s theme of describing home to make your space even more of a print rich environment. Young children will connect with the words when they have a hand in making them.

“When you figure out that you get communication by words with other people, you learn to read; you learn to write.” -Rupprecht Matthies

Guiding questions:

  • How can you help students communicate their ideas of home through words?
  • How can you use group discussion to think of words that have to do with home and practice phonetic awareness at the same time (ex: “Happy, huh huh, huh, happy begins with a H”.)?