I am almost ready to announce the winner of my giveaway!! We had a small problem with the first winner chosen. I am just waiting to hear back from the 2nd winner! Hopefully that will be tonight!
How do you teach the alphabet?
Tuesday, July 03, 2012
I am curious Kinder teachers. How do you teach the alphabet? Do you do a letter a week? A letter a day? Our district still does a letter a week...well 2 a week. We have to introduce all letters and sounds by Christmas. I typically do 1 letter a week until October then double up the rest. We teach in the order of our reading series...Mm, Aa, Ss, Pp, Tt, etc. This works well for most of the kiddos. Some need MUCH more time and some know all of their letters when they enter K. For those kiddos, there is a lot of differentiating. They begin spunding out CVC words early on. I created a new unit to help with teaching the letters. My Alphabet Beginning Sounds unit (original title, huh?) is great to use while teaching all of the letters. I love that there are 5 beginning sound cards for each letter of the alphabet (except x...we do ending sound). This will allow me to use this in many different ways. There are also 2 handouts for each letter. Students can draw the 5 objects they found that begin with the letter they are focusing on (or for higher order thinking...draw 5 objects of their own). The other handout allows students to color objects that begin with the letter they are learning (and for higher order thinking....write the beginning sound of the objects that they are not learning this week). I hope you can use this in your classroom! Just click on the preview picture below to go to my store!