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Beyond ABC's: Creative Ways to Teach the Alphabet and Pre-Literacy Skills

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Being able to read well is often a key component to academic success - and it is never too early to start developing and strengthening the pre-literacy skills of our early learners. Join Leigh Anne Kraemer-Naser as she provides an overview of the major milestones in early literacy development from toddler through PreK. She will also share strategies for teaching the alphabet, phonemic awareness, and pre-literacy that will include whole group activities, center ideas, games, and music. Leigh Anne will also give tips and recommendations for choosing appropriate alphabet books. Discover creative ways to help some of our youngest learners.


Status: Available On-Demand
Subject: Language Arts
Last aired on: Tuesday, September 25, 2018 @ 3:00 PM EDT
Duration: 30 minutes
Credit Hours: 0.5
Categories: Early Learners, Reading & Writing
Tags: alphabet, Kindergarten, literacy, phonemic awareness, Pre-K, pre-literacy, PreK

Reviews (99)

I got several ideas that I'm going to try in my classroom this year!
Very informative- I agree that it is so important to say the correct sounds and also use books that have the g and a written the way they would write them.
Appreciated your organized information. Well paced!
Full Member
Good information!
Full Member
Thank you for specifying the importance of isolating the correct sounds. I am all the time having to correct paraprofessionals and students, it is so imperative to learning to read. This webinar is a great beginning resource for educators working with early childhood and primary students.
I love the idea of having students start mid alphabet and loop around
Knowing the alphabet is paramount. Not singing it, listening to the sound of each letter and being able to say the sound. As well as identifying sounds in isolation. Animals, clapping sounds, etc.
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Thank you
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The presenter is good at reviewing terms (i.e., phonics, phonological), and providing common sense strategies for laying a solid alphabetical foundation. Thank you.
Awesome ideas!
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