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Ep. 180: Teaching the Alphabet with Shayne Piasta

Ep. 180: Teaching the Alphabet with Shayne Piasta

Update: 2024-01-26
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Shayne Piasta discusses best practices for teaching alphabet knowledge. She tells us what the research suggests about teaching  letter names and sounds, why teaching a letter of the week may not be the most effective approach, and an order to teach letters. The best part? She shares concrete ideas and strategies for classroom practice. 

Takeaways

  • Teach both letter names and sounds simultaneously.
  • Consider the acrophonic principle, where the letter name gives clues to its sound.
  • Avoid teaching letters of the week and consider a faster pacing for letter instruction.
  • Be intentional about the order of teaching letters, considering children's names and frequency of letters in text.
  • Use differentiated instruction and embedded mnemonics for effective alphabet instruction.

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Ep. 180: Teaching the Alphabet with Shayne Piasta

Ep. 180: Teaching the Alphabet with Shayne Piasta