Focus on Alphabet Knowledge and Early Writing

As children develop alphabet knowledge, they learn to recognize and name upper and lowercase letters. They also discover that there are sounds associated with each letter. Children's early writing progresses from making marks and scribbling to drawing and eventually to forming letters. Learn how to scaffold Alphabet Knowledge and Early Writing, key elements of early language and literacy. Explore the research about alphabet knowledge and early writing, and how children birth to 5 develop these skills. Identify strategies to support children who are dual language learners and effective practices for supporting each skill in different early learning settings. Hear about the connections to the Planned Language Approach, coordinated approaches, and the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework.

Last Updated: June 27, 2019