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MS in Literacy Education




This study was performed to discover strategies that can assist children in forming letters and recognizing letters. The research question is, given that literacy is a social process that is influential to one's culture, this action research question asks what are some hands-on strategies that can assist a child in early literacy development with letter recognition and letter formation? Within this study, data was collected, parents were given questionnaires, teachers were interviewed and students were assessed. Through this data the findings were an array of hands on strategies that can be used to help children. Implications for teachers include keeping the children engaged is key when working on letter formation and letter recognition. It is important for teachers to keep this in mind to ensure the most growth from their students.

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