alphabetic knowledge

Girl writes by hand with help from an adult

Handwriting: Beneficial to Reading and Often Misunderstood

Tuesday, July 2, 2024
Handwriting can support early reading skills. This post explains why and describes several techniques teachers can use to help their students acquire handwriting.
A girl traces and writes letters by hand

Research Article of the Month: June 2024

Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Through this breakdown of Ray et al. (2021), we explore the benefits of handwriting intervention on foundational reading skills.
A child and a teacher looking at a paper

Research Article of the Month: December 2023

Thursday, December 28, 2023
Through this meta-analysis, Burns et al., (2023) evaluate the components of the Active View of Reading.
ABCs for alphabet instruction with pictures of an Apple, a Baby, and a Cat

The ABCs of Alphabet Instruction

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Things students should know about letters and why it is important that they know them for reading development.
Young student and researcher conducting reading assessment.

Research Brief: Predicting Dyslexia With Assessments of Foundational Reading Skills

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Recap of a study about predicting students with reading disabilities, which is crucial to providing needed supports as early as possible.
Mother and son playing with letters blocks at a kitchen table during guided play

Supporting Your Children’s and Teens’ Home Learning: Engaging Preschool and Kindergarten-Aged children in Literacy-Focused Guided Play

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Caregivers can implement three key elements to help grow literacy and pre-literacy skills.
Teacher giving Alphabetic Knowledge instruction to a small group of young and engaged students in a classroom

Research Brief: Decontextualized Alphabetic Knowledge Instruction Produces Positive Results

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Findings suggest a systematic approach to teaching this prerequisite skill for decoding and writing.
Student practicing handwriting at home with pencil and paper

The Continued Importance of Handwriting Instruction

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Learning handwriting and practicing it in the home and at school helps early readers learn to recognize letters.