The ability to read begins with the understanding that print carries meaning. Students must know the alphabet and the distinct sounds each letter represents. These skills are simple, yet imperative for students' success. In fact, concepts of print and letter sound knowledge are among the strongest predictors of later literacy success, even when other variables are accounted for (Lonigan & Shanahan, 2009). This is serendipitous because these skills are both critical for students' success, and also very easy for anyone to practice with a young student.
For this project, the standards that I focused on were Common Core, 21st Century Skills, and TPACK. Click on the icons on the right for more information about these standards.
Lonigan, C. J., & Shanahan, T. (2009). Developing early literacy: Report of the National Early Literacy Panel. Executive summary. A Scientific synthesis of early literacy development and implications for intervention. National Institute for Literacy.