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Contributions of Emergent Literacy Skills to Name Writing, Letter Writing, and Spelling in Preschool Children

Puranik, C.S., Lonigan, C.J. and Kim, Y-S. Contributions of emergent literacy skills to name writing, letter writing, and spelling in preschool children. (2011) National Institute of Health.

This research study focused on the connection between emergent literacy skills, name writing, letter writing, and spelling in preschool children. Investigators found that name writing and letter writing may signal the development of understanding the alphabetic principle in young children. Letter writing skills may also be a better predictor of children’s emergent literacy skills, including spelling, and consequently, letter writing instruction may promote emergent literacy skills and be an important intervention in the early years of learning.
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