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Ch 2: Foundations of Reading: Concepts of Print & the Alphabet

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Boost your knowledge of the concepts of print and the alphabet by reviewing the lessons in this chapter. Short quizzes can reinforce these concepts to help you prepare for the Wisconsin Foundations of Reading assessment.
6 Lessons in Chapter 2: Foundations of Reading: Concepts of Print & the Alphabet
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Children's Awareness of the Spoken & Written Language Relationship

1. Children's Awareness of the Spoken & Written Language Relationship

Print Awareness is an important element for young children associating writing and reading with spoken language. Understanding the symbolic nature of letters and words can add greatly to reading acquisition.

The Role of Environmental Print in Early Development

2. The Role of Environmental Print in Early Development

One of the first indicators that young children are responding to print is their ability to read environmental print. What does this mean? This lesson will define the term and explain how to use it to develop early reading skills.

Development of Print Awareness & Concepts

3. Development of Print Awareness & Concepts

One of the very first steps in the reading process is print awareness. This lesson defines print awareness and gives some hints on how to use lap reading to develop an understanding of print directionality, spacing, and the alphabetic principle.

How Students Learn Directionality of Print

4. How Students Learn Directionality of Print

Children don't automatically understand how reading works. Pre-reading skills, such as knowing where to begin reading on the page, need to be taught. This lesson explains how teachers and parents can help children develop these skills.

The Alphabetic Principle & Learning to Read

5. 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.

Alphabet Lessons for Kindergarten and Preschool

6. Alphabet Lessons for Kindergarten and Preschool

Teaching the alphabet is a large part of teaching preschool and kindergarten. This lesson will give you several activities you can use to teach this important skill to your students.

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