ABC Words is designed to address:
Alphabet Knowledge - Child names 26 upper-case letters of the alphabet presented in random order. Children who know 16 or more upper-case letters proceed with the lower-case alphabet recognition task. Children who know 9 or more lower-case letters are asked to produce the sounds associated with 23 letters and three consonant digraphs (ch, sh, th).
Beginning Sound Awareness - The child says the name of a picture and is asked to produce the beginning sound for each of these target words.
Alphabet Knowledge - Students are asked to name the 26 lower-case letters of the alphabet.
Beginning Sound Awareness - Students are asked to identify pictures that have the same beginning sound as the target picture.
Letter Sounds - Students are asked to produce the letter sounds of 23 upper-case letters of the alphabet, and three consonant digraphs (ch, sh, th).
Spelling - Students spell five consonant-vowel-consonant words.
Word Recognition in Isolation - Students identify a list of words at the preprimer, primer and first-grade level.