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Early Language & Literacy KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Early Language and Literacy KnowledgeBase is an online resource supporting language and literacy development in early learners from birth through age eight. Its focus is to support parents and caregivers in helping early learners with their language and literacy development, and teachers in enhancing their instruction for early learners from pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3.

Task 5: Intentional Instruction - Alphabetic Principle

Guideline: An early learner's knowledge of letter names and shapes can be a predictor of success in learning to read. Educators of early learners need to be aware of alphabetic principles to support their early learners with their progression toward being a reader. This task provides information on the alphabetic principle.



A is for Apple: Building Letter-Recognition Fluency

This link to the Read Write Think website provides a lesson plan for developing letter recognition with early learners. The lesson plan is designed for early learners in kindergarten through second grade.



Alphabetic Principle

This link to the University of Oregon's Big Ideas in Beginning Reading website provides information about alphabetic principle.


The Alphabetic Principle

This link to the Reading Rockets website provides a Texas Education Agency authored article with an overview of the alphabetic principle.