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To promote alphabet acquisition have the students become more tactile. Two ways of doing this are: 1)cut the alphabet letters out of sandpaper so that the students can feel the letters. 2) use playdough to shape the letters and make simple words with them.
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Very Useful and Effective
I have really struggled with my ESL students learning sound/symbol relationships. They like both these strategies.
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