The Alphabetic Principle & Learning to Read


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What does the alphabetic principle describe?

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1. What do students first need to understand for success with the alphabetic principle?

2. Which is true for phonics instruction?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

To find out what you know about using the alphabetic principle, use this worksheet/quiz. Answer questions on what the alphabetic principle describes and what students will need to learn first, among other topics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on these areas:

  • Phonics instruction
  • Different types of English learners
  • How teachers can help non-native English learners with the alphabetic principle

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on using the alphabetic principle
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how teachers can support non-native English students as they learn the alphabetic principle
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the alphabetic principle to recognize how it's connected to phonics instruction

Additional Learning

Get more information about literacy education via the lesson called The Alphabetic Principle & Learning to Read. The lesson will address the following in further detail:

  • A general approach towards teaching the alphabetic principle
  • Bilingual homes
  • How the alphabetic principle can be applied to other languages