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Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of December 4th

posted Dec 4, 2016, 5:12 PM by Courtney Richardson   [ updated Dec 7, 2016, 1:20 PM ]

Beginner Steps

For this week's tip, I'm reprinting a tip from Michele Dufresne at Pioneer Valley books. If you have children who still do not know their letters and sounds, read about the Beginner Steps for Literacy Footprints which follows my Pre-A lesson framework. It's simple and it works! I just visited a school in NC with 91% poverty. At the beginning of the year, 75% of the kindergarten students identified less than 40 letters by name. As a result of daily ABC tracing and the Pre-A lesson, ALL of their students now know their letters, most of their sounds, and are receiving emergent guided reading lessons. Try it and watch your kids grow as readers. 

Check out Michele's tip and video clip here.