ERIC Number: EJ578119
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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The Foundations of Literacy: Learning the Sounds of Letters.
Treiman, Rebecca; Tincoff, Ruth; Rodriguez, Kira; Mouzaki, Angeliki; Francis, David J.
Child Development, v69 n6 p1524-40 Dec 1998
Two studies examined young children's knowledge of letters' sounds and names and preschoolers' ability to learn various sound-letter mappings. Findings indicated that an important determinant of letter-sound knowledge is whether the sound occurs in the name of the letter, and its location. Children used knowledge of letters' names when learning letters' sounds rather than memorizing arbitrary letter-sound correspondences. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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