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Welcome!. Alphabet recognition is important because…. Students who know letters of the alphabet have more success learning about letter sounds. Research indicates that letter/sound knowledge is a prerequisite to recognizing words.

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  1. Welcome!

  2. Alphabet recognition is important because… • Students who know letters of the alphabet have more success learning about letter sounds. • Research indicates that letter/sound knowledge is a prerequisite to recognizing words. • Because our language is alphabetic, decoding is an essential and primary means of recognizing words.

  3. Activities to Develop Alphabet Recognition • Reading ABC books • Singing songs with alphabet names • Environmental print, including own name • Playing, reading, and writing uppercase/lowercase letters • Magnetic, foam, plastic, tracer, stamp letters • Matching letters in words

  4. The alphabetic principle: How do you teach it? • The name of this letter is _____ . • The sound this letter makes is _____ . • What sound does this letter make with your mouth? • The way you make this letter is _____ .

  5. Assessing Alphabet Recognition

  6. When to teach the alphabet • As a kindergarten/first grade teacher, what parts of the day seem most conducive to address the alphabetic principle? • Must children “know the alphabet” in order to read? • Or is “knowing the alphabet” primarily a spelling skill?

  7. Connections to the R.I.C.A • What have you investigated over the break? • How does the R.I.C.A. assess what you know and understand about Concepts about Print and Alphabet Recognition

  8. Phonological Awareness • Phoneme c/a/t vs. r/a/t • Phonemic awareness • Phonemic awareness vs. phonics • Phonological awareness

  9. Why is it important? • Helps Ss understand… Letters represent sounds in oral language Blend to read words Segment to spell • Minimal level needed in order to benefit from phonics instruction • Reading instruction

  10. Developing Phonological Awareness • Sequence: - rhymes - words vs. sentences - syllables - phonemes …onset and rimes (c/at, l/ot, r/ing) …initial, final, medial …blending …segmenting …manipulating

  11. Pease porridge hot!Pease porridge cold!Pease porridge in the potNine days old.Some like it hot,Some like it cold,Some like it in the potNine days old! Rhymes • Using nursery rhymes • Recite in whispers, rhyming words loud. • Recite loudly, whisper rhyming words. • Recite in round. • Seated in circle, Ss recite successive lines, one at a time, in turn. • Seated in a circle, Ss recite successive words, one at time, in turn.

  12. Rhymes Do you know two rhyming words, Two rhyming words, Two rhyming words? Oh do you know two rhyming words? They sound a lot alike. ____ and ____ are two rhyming words, Two rhyming words, Two rhyming words. ____ and ____ are two rhyming words They sound a lot alike. • Using Song

  13. Rhymes: Using Literature • One, two, buckle my shoe

  14. Sharing Mini Lessons and Resources

  15. For next time… READ: FOR JAN 18: Honig, et al., Chapter 1, 5, and 6. Be ready to discuss and hand in any notes (informal ones are fine). FOR JAN 25: Honig et al., chapters 7 and 8 DO: Language Arts Assignment 2: Do some research on guided reading, including interviewing your CT (through email, phone or face-to-face), locating and examining some practical teaching resources, and looking online. Write up an account of what you found out. Be ready to discuss and turn in in a written copy of this account, including a list of references (three to five pages, double-spaced).

  16. Bibliography • Ape in a Cape by Fritz Eichenberg • Dr. Seuss’ ABC • Miss Spider’s ABC by David Kirk • A, My Name is Andrew by Mary McManus Burke, et al • Z Was Zapped by Chris Van Allsburg • A is for Salad by Mike Lester • Animalia by Graeme Base • Picture a Letter by Brad Sneed • Phonemic Awareness in Young Children by Adams, Foorman, Lundberg and Beeler • Phonemic Awareness: Playing with Sounds to Strengthen Beginning Reading Skills by Creative Teaching Press • Phonemic Awareness Activities for Early Reading Success by Wiley Blevins • Crackers and Crumbs and Butterscotch Dreams by Sonja Dunn • For the Love of Language by Nancy Lee Cecil • Classroom Events through Poetry by Larry Swartz • Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten by Joseph Slate and Ashley Wolff • Big Trouble in Walla Walla by Andrew Clements • Granfa’ Grig Had a Pig compiled by Wallace Trip • Father Fox’s Penny Rhymes by Clyde Watson • Mamá Goose compiled by Alma Flor Ada and F. Isabel Campoy • Catch Me & Kiss Me & Say It Again by Clyde Watson • ¡Pío Peep! Compiled by Alama Flor Ada & F. Isabel Campoy • Raps and Rhymes andJump for Joy selected by Susan Hill

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