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Season 2, Episode 15:

Four Key Components of Teaching Alphabetic Knowledge 

What is language without the letters that compose it? In this episode, Dr. Shayne Piasta delves into the essentials of alphabet instruction, examining the various elements that influence the ideal letter-learning sequence for your students. Considering everything from pacing to sequence, each detail is vital in helping your students understand letters, their sounds, and the ways they combine. 

ABOUT SHAYNE B. PIASTA

SHAYNE B. PIASTA

Shayne B. Piasta is a Professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Ohio State University and a faculty associate at the Crane Center for Early Childhood Research and Policy. She received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Florida State University, where she was an Institute of Educational Sciences Predoctoral Interdisciplinary Research Training fellow at the Florida Center for Reading Research.

ABOUT DR. CHERYL LUNDY SWIFT

PAM KOUTRAKOS

Cheryl holds a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership, distinguished educational leader, and has been recognized with multiple awards for her achievements. She served as the lead curriculum developer for Learning Without Tears’ Get Set for School’s Language and Literacy curriculum, which received an AEP Distinguished Achievement award. In 2017, Cheryl was awarded the Investor Bank’s Educator of the Year Award.