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Fifty research-based literacy strategies designed for busy K-8 classroom teachersOrganized around 10 key areas for teaching and learning literacy—phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, story comprehension, comprehension of informational text, questioning for understanding, discussion for understanding, narrative writing, and writing to learn-Promoting Literacy Development offers 50 clearly written, step-by-step strategies for developing proficient readers and writers. The authors also include suggestions for differentiating instruction for English language learners and for students with special needs.
Strategy 3: Picture Card Snap
Speaking Briefly: An Overview of the Literacy Strategy
Picture Card Snap provides emergent and early readers with scaffolded practice in identifying and categorizing sounds. Young children often struggle with phonemic awareness activities since we are asking them to treat speech sounds as objects to be manipulated (Yopp, 1992). However, research indicates that with specific training in identifying and manipulating sounds, young readers make significant progress in reading and sound spelling at a much earlier age (McGee & Ukrainetz, 2009).
Picture Card Snap provides emergent and early readers with specific, repeated practice in matching initial, medial, or final sounds to pictures. An integral component of the instructional strategy is the levels of scaffolding that are provided to the young readers as they attempt ...