Letter Links Online is designed to be used in conjunction with the English or Spanish version
of Letter Links — Alphabet Learning With Children’s Names. This HighScope Press book provides
detailed information that will help you understand and use the letter links name learning system
to strengthen young children’s early literacy development.
Suitable for all early childhood educators, this book takes children's natural interest in learning
to write their own names as an entryway to teaching them letter recognition skills, letter-sound
correspondence, and letter/word writing. In the letter links name learning system, each child is
assigned a letter link that comes in two distinct parts: a nametag and a letter-linked image for
a word starting with the same letter and sound as the child's name. Using this system, teachers
can introduce fun-filled activities related to the alphabetic principle, phonological awareness,
sense of word, and vocabulary. The authors of Letter Links are reading expert Dr. Andrea
DeBruin-Parecki and early childhood curriculum developer and writer Mary Hohmann.
The Spanish and English versions of this book each provide numerous examples of letter-linked images
that may be used for letter sounds in the language featured. Letter Links Online provides the same
sets of letter-linked images (for both Spanish and English words) given in the two books. However,
the Letter Links book contains a wealth of additional information on the research on early literacy
that underlies the letter links system. The book also outlines eight specific steps to follow when
using letter links and provides more than 20 letter links learning activities
for teachers to use in their classrooms during various parts of the day. Letter Links is available
from $25.95 from HighScope Press (#P1204).
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