ERIC Number: EJ631427
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Teaching the Alphabet to Young Children.
Wasik, Barbara A.
Young Children, v56 n1 p34-40 Jan 2001
Clarifies issues surrounding teaching of the alphabet to preschoolers. Considers the meaning of "teaching" and examines links between letter knowledge, phonemic awareness, and learning to read. Presents suggestions for teaching the alphabet within developmentally appropriate practice guidelines, including beginning with the familiar, creating a context linking alphabet knowledge to reading/writing, providing writing opportunities, and using direct instruction when appropriate. (KB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
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