Alphabet Recognition Made Simple

Neal, Jerry; Ehlert, Dennis
March 2007
Intervention in School & Clinic;Mar2007, Vol. 42 Issue 4, p243
Academic Journal
The authors present their methods for teaching children to identify correctly the letters of the English alphabet as a first step in learning to read. They emphasize the importance of this early learning for children with learning disorders, as letter recognition is regarded as one of the crucial components of the reading process. The authors caution that the intervention described is labor-intensive and intended for one-on-one instruction. Steps include establishing a baseline, determining the letters that need to be taught, establish a daily routine of selecting and teaching letters, recording student progress, and celebrating success.


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