Montessori classrooms are filled with language building activities.  Children are exposed to many kinds of literature as well as other language materials to help them grow into readers and writers. Children share literature through picture books, easy readers, and magazines such as Weekly Reader.  They practice listening skills with teacher read alouds.  They enjoy spending quiet time with books in the classroom library.  Each week they are introduced to the “Sound of the Week.” This letter is used in the Mystery Sound Bag, journal practice, and sound boxes.  The children also use materials such as the moveable alphabet as they become stronger in their phonetic awareness.