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Writing a preschool ESL curriculum - Alphabet Order

 
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Should the alphabet be taught to beginners in A-Z order?
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J0anne



Joined: 18 May 2011
Posts: 2
Location: Sumatra

PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:29 am    Post subject: Writing a preschool ESL curriculum - Alphabet Order Reply with quote

Hi all!

I am based in Sumatra and have just started a job writing a new preschool curriculum for 4-5 year olds.

I have been reading online that the alphabet doesn't need to be taught in order...that it's OK to teach letter forms and sounds in any order and to worry abut what order they go in at a later date.

I wonder then if anyone has any advice on what order is most effective for young children to learn?? Start with vowels, or the beginning letters of familiar objects (eg. Ball, Cat)? Or is it in fact better to work through the alphabet? I've been doing loads of online research...but when it comes to this I'm struggling.

Thanks for your advice ^_^
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longshikong



Joined: 26 Oct 2009
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted 'no' because if you're teaching writing along with pronunciation, you may want to start with letters that share similar characteristics. If that's not the case, then following the alphabet is probably your best bet as you can use the alphabet song.

BTW: For teaching phonics, check out this video and corresponding worksheets. http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/alphablocks/
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silencedobetter



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you teaching phonics?
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longshikong



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

silencedobetter wrote:
Are you teaching phonics?


No. By the time VYLs develop enough language (orally) in their L2 to make phonics instruction worthwhile, they've already learned how to read the alpabet), at least here in China
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