Embedded Picture Mnemonics to Learn Letters

  title={Embedded Picture Mnemonics to Learn Letters},
  author={Adina H. Shmidman and Linnea C. Ehri},
  journal={Scientific Studies of Reading},
  pages={159 - 182}
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