The Alphabetic Principle
As Section 8.1 of your text states, the
most important visual literacy component of learning to read is the
alphabetic principle (Coats, 2013). This understanding that words
consist of letters that correspond to sounds must be taught explicitly.
After viewing the video The Alphabetic Principle (Links to an external site.) and
reading Chapter 8 of your text, you will discuss ways in which you can
use the alphabetic principle in your teaching, and then you will conduct
a book review.
According to the first letter of your last name, select a book that
meets your assigned criteria below as the basis for this discussion.
- J – R: Select a book that is a rhyming alphabet book.
Discuss ways in which we use the
alphabetic principle in our classrooms or daily lives. Use the video
for examples. Then, provide the title and author of the book, and give a
brief overview of what the book is about. For your book review,
discuss how the book meets your assigned criteria and how it
specifically addresses that skill. Identify ways you can use the book
in your classroom to reinforce your assigned criteria.