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Teaching the Alphabet - Chapter Summary
This chapter explains the core concepts associated with teaching the alphabet to students. Learn about the alphabetic principle and the strategies you'll need to teach letter identification. You'll also take a look at the tools teachers can use to develop students' letter knowledge and help them to build their writing skills. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:
- Define the alphabetic principle and explain its relationship to literacy development
- Implement a range of techniques for teaching letter identification
- Understand how to promote letter knowledge, formation and sounds
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1. The Alphabetic Principle & Learning to Read
Learning to read can often be a complex process for children, especially bilingual and other language learners. How does the alphabetic principle come into play? This lesson will explain how all children use the principle to develop reading.
2. Teaching Letter Identification to Students
One important step in learning to read and write is learning letter names. How do teachers instruct letter identification? This lesson will describe where this skill fits into reading instruction, how to teach it, and why it matters.
3. Letter Knowledge, Formation & Sounds
An early step in learning how to read is learning the letters of the alphabet and how they look and sound. This lesson will focus on the importance of letter knowledge, letter formation and letter sounds.
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Other chapters within the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 - English Language Arts and Reading & the Science of Teaching Reading (801): Practice & Study Guide course
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- Teaching Speaking & Listening Skills to Children
- The Development of Phonological & Phonemic Awareness
- Print Awareness & Literacy Development
- Word Identification & Decoding Reading Strategies
- Developing Reading Fluency in Children
- Reading Comprehension Development & Instruction
- Creating Reading Strategies for Students
- Teaching Children's Literature
- Vocabulary Instruction & Assessment
- Research Skills & Critical Thinking for Elementary Students
- English Writing Conventions for Elementary School
- Writing Instruction & Development for Elementary School
- Assessing & Developing Writing Skills
- Parental Support in Developing Literacy Skills
- Understand the Science of Teaching Reading Standards
- ELAR Instruction in Texas
- TExES Core Subjects EC-6: ELA & Reading Flashcards