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Critical Components in Early Literacy — Knowledge of the Letters of the Alphabet and Phonics Instruction

  title={Critical Components in Early Literacy — Knowledge of the Letters of the Alphabet and Phonics Instruction},
  author={Janice Wood and Bronwyn McLemore},
The most important job of the elementary school is to teach children to read and write. The importance of teaching reading results from the fact that reading success is the key to educational success (Adams, 1990; Honig, 1996; Snow, Burns, & Griffin; 1998). Honig stressed that, “Access to further education, high-skilled jobs, and a chance to participate in the higher reaches of society depends in large part on school successes, which itself is highly correlated with the ability to read” (p.1… 

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