Top Ways to Use an Alphabet Arc for Fluency, Punctuation, and Alphabetizing Skills

 

Today's blog is part 2 of a 3 part series on alphabet tasks you can incorporate into your lessons to build fluency, punctuation work, and alphabetizing skills. 

Hi friends. In part 1 of the series, we spoke about moving beyond the ABC song to help students recognize letters in print using the alphabet arc. Today, we will explore using the alphabet arc to build fluency knowledge, punctuation, and alphabetizing skills. If you missed part 1 of the series, click HERE to learn about sequencing tasks with the alphabet arc. 

So, What is Fluency?

Fluency is NOT the skill of reading fast! When we read fluently, we read words accurately and at a rate that allows proper expression, phrasing, and intonation. This ability to read well, or automatically, aids in deeper comprehension. 

When students struggle to read fluently, reading comprehension can be affected. This happens because the reader exerts a great deal of cognitive energy and focus on decoding the words,...

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Three Ways to Use an Alphabet Arc for Sequencing

Today's blog is part 1 of a 3 part series on alphabet tasks you can incorporate into your lessons to build sequence knowledge and other literacy skills.

Hi friends. When we hear about letter knowledge, the first thing that may come to mind is the ability to say the alphabet letters, sing the ABCs, and recognize letters in print. However, there is so much more that we can do to promote letter knowledge in connection to reading and spelling using an alphabet arc.

What is an Alphabet Arc?

An alphabet arc is a tool used to build student knowledge of letter sequence and promote the learning of the many skills surrounding letter identification, reading, and spelling. These are easy to scaffold as students gain automaticity in their letter recognition and ordering skills. There are several ways to scaffold instruction and provide a gradual release of responsibility with alphabet arcs. Tools you will need for instruction with the alphabet arc: alphabet arc, plastic letters or...

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