Experience with any alphabet serves as a vital foundation for language teaching and learning. It enables children, adult new readers, learners of a second or foreign language, and everyone that studies or works with writing to understand and do oral spelling, to write from dictation, to look up and alphabetize items, and to prepare to read and spell phonetically by choosing and arranging letters that represent sounds.
Alphabet Answers begins at the beginning. It suggests innovative activities and games requiring little or no preparation, designed to teach the forms, names, and order of the letters in an alphabetic writing system. At many proficiency levels, the 26 ideas A to Z will add variety, motivation, energy, cooperation, and competition to the language classroom, tutoring situation, learning group, and/or individual study. Each section includes reproducible classroom–ready materials and website referrals.