Learn ways to scaffold Alphabet Knowledge and Early Writing, key elements of early language and literacy. Find research about alphabet knowledge and early writing and how children birth to 5 develop these skills.
Resources here can help teachers and caregivers promote learning skills related to recognizing and naming letters, associating sounds with each letter, and progressing from marks and drawing to forming letters.
Alphabet knowledge and early writing make up one of the five key skills, or the Big 5, in the Planned Language Approach. Resources on the other Big 5 skills cover background knowledge, book knowledge and print concepts, oral language and vocabulary, and phonological awareness.
Explore resources related to alphabet knowledge and early writing skills in young children, as well as support strategies for parents and families. See how the skills develop through the eyes of kindergartener Joan.
Review a framework for teachers to evaluate and understand the writing that young children produce.