Discover how to help PreK students develop pre-reading competencies that build capacity for future reading phonological awareness, print concepts, and alphabetics. Research-based and accessible, this essential guidebook helps readers sidestep common errors and create engaging, child-appropriate curriculum that lays a strong foundation for future reading skills. Filled with effective resources, activities, and a simple scope and sequence to guide instruction, this critical toolkit equips educators to set emerging learners up for success.
Table of Contents
1. Beginning with Some Basics 2. English Alphabetics for Teachers 3. Teaching Phonological Awareness 4. Shared Reading and Interactive Writing to Teach Print Concepts and the Alphabetic Principle 5. Teaching Letters and Letter Sounds
Heidi Anne E. Mesmer is Professor of Literacy in the School of Education at Virginia Tech, USA. A former classroom teacher, she works extensively with teachers, schools, and young readers, directing school-based initiatives to improve reading instruction