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.