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Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of September 4th

posted Sep 4, 2016, 6:10 PM by Courtney Richardson

Tracing the Alphabet

From Dee, Literacy Program Coordinator:  I have been thinking about writing you for a while, but was prompted today by the bright smile I saw on the face of little Steven's dad when he was able to identify the letters in his name. Steven's intervention specialist had been struggling to find a way to reach him. We settled on starting with tracing the alphabet along with a few other strategies from your website. Steven's dad came in today for a review. Steven proudly started to show his dad what he had learned. When he couldn't recall letter v, his teacher cued him to trace it and VOILA, he got it. He also knows every linking picture, and understands the connection. This teacher has been amazed by his progress and credits your materials. She thanked me again today. I am passing on the thanks. It makes me cry...mostly with joy, but also with sadness for those who aren't given the benefit of this powerful approach...