2022 PaTTAN Literacy Symposium

68. Promising New Evidence for Improving Alphabet Instruction

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Session Dates

Thursday June 16, 2022 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM - Webinar

In this session, key findings and questions from a published analysis (Roberts, 2021)of four Randomized Controlled Trial studies comparing generic approaches including the use of Embedded Pictograph Mnemonics to teaching beginning alphabet knowledge to preschool students will be presented. Conventions and policy prioritize letter name recognition and capital letter formation, yet until recently very few studies compared generic instructional approaches (e.g. letter order, teaching letter names first versus letter sounds, contextualization, associated images) to letter learning, or, provided conceptual frameworks for procedures or student engagement. Relevance for practitioners and implications for the students who tend to become the most underserved in literacy will be discussed. (k-2)

Target Audience

Elementary Educators, Secondary Educators, Special Education Teachers, Speech Language Practitioners, School Leaders/Administrators, Reading Specialists, Teachers of English Language Learners, Literacy Coaches, Instructional Support Team Members, School Psychologists, Pre-Service Teachers, Higher Education Instructors, Paraprofessionals, and Families

Topics Covered: Literacy

Reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate individuals who have special needs as addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act and who need assistance at this event. Contact: Kelly Kapp, at 717-901-2271, or kkapp@pattan.net.

Event Info

Event Type:



Robert Meyer

Event Contact:


Kelly Kapp

Content Contact:

Pam Kastner

Additional Info

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