Re: Letters

    On 9/05/14, Linda Andrews wrote:
    > When are students in your school expected to know all the
    > letter names? Sounds?

    Almost all of the kidergartners know lower case letters and
    uppercase letters and sounds by the end of January. We start
    reading as soon as the kids know two letters: a and t. We
    put the two letters together and form the word "at." We talk
    about how when you read you say the letter sounds, and
    demonstrate how to sound it out. I then let the kids point to
    each letter, say its sound, and then put it together. Wow!
    You're reading! That's what reading is: looking at the letters
    and saying their sounds.When we know more letters we will
    be able to make more words.