St. Mary’s Episcopal School

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Scribbles and Lines: The Precursors to Letters and Words

From Mrs. Jones, 4-day teacher ~

“Preschoolers love exploring different writing materials. What begins as scribbles and lines are soon the precursor to letters and then words. We provide an alphabet for students to reference in the classroom, and as they become ready, they will soon utilize it when they begin to sound out words. We encourage invented spelling and attempts at letter-like symbols as they become more familiar with print.”