Area of Development – Early Literacy: Letter Recognition

Indicators typical for a child between the ages of 3 and 5 for this area:

  • Attempts to “write” his or her own name
    • “Writes” name on paper
    • Letters may or may not be readily identified by others
    • Letters may or may not be from left to right or in a straight line
  • Begins to recognize letters
    • Recognizes letters of own name and letters that frequently occur in environmental print
    • Recognizes letters in a specific context, but may not recognize them when context changes
    • Knows part of the ABC sequence by rote, but does not use it to associate a letter symbol with a letter name
  • Begins to recognize frequently occurring uppercase and some of the most frequently occurring lowercase letters
    • Can recognize some letters both in a familiar context and in isolation
    • Recites ABCs
    • Matches letter symbol with letter names by rote
    • Discriminates differences between upper and lower case letters

Related Storytime Shares:

Early Literacy: Letter Recognition 1 (Alphabet)

Early Literacy: Letter Recognition 2 (Alphabet)

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2 thoughts on “Area of Development – Early Literacy: Letter Recognition

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