For some children it is very hard for them to remember the letter sounds. This is one of the foundational skills in learning how to read. Often when these children look at the letter ‘h’, it’s hard for them to remember that the squiggle says the sound /h/.
This presentation will describe the current research behind how the brain remembers information, and what works best for children who are struggling to learn their letter sounds.
I will then go over the components for the Alphabet Linking Program: The Teacher’s Guide, The Alphabet Linking Chart, The Alphabet Linking Cards, The Alphabet Mnemonic Chart, and the Assessment. As I go through the components, I will teach how to use this program in a small group instructional setting.
Additionally, I will explain the research on which order we should teach the letter sound sequence. There will be time for questions at the end.
Fiona Mosher is an Inclusion Support Teacher at Brentwood Elementary in the Saanich School District.