Teaching Name, Address, and Phone Number Classroom Materials

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During the four years that I taught special education, I created a handful of materials to assist students who were learning their full name, address, and phone number. Typically I had my students review this information as well as the date during morning group time. For students who spent the majority of their days in the general education classrooms, I would find another time to have them go over this information on a daily basis.

I developed these materials for elementary school students but they are appropriate or easily adaptable for middle and high school students as well as adults. I used Microsoft Word to make all of the pictured versions. If you have any questions about how to create any of them, please let me know. I use Mayer Johnson's Boardmaker to make the letters for the Velcro versions that I create. I get all of my Velcro dots in bulk from fastenation.com.

With Velcro

Typically I start my students with autism with a Velcro version of their full name. I have also used Velcro for students who have difficulty writing. You can determine if students need a written version of their name to refer to at first or if they're ready to start spelling it on their own. You can remove this visual when it's no longer needed. It's very easy to attach a Velcro strip horizontally across the top of a manila folder where the students can arrange their Velcro name letters. After students have mastered their names, you can add additional Velcro lines and letters for their address and phone number. It's up to you to decide how many lines of material you want to add at one time.

With Letter Guides

Some students, particularly those who are just learning to write or who struggle with writing need letter guidelines to organize their writing. You can see an example of this concept in this Starfall pdf, pg. 3. Many students do not need the guidelines anymore once they have mastered their full name, but some students will need them for their address and phone number, too. If you make one master for this, you can run off more copies as needed, saving you the trouble of making new letter guidelines on new worksheets every day. Again, you can determine if students need a written version to refer to at first or not.

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Name Only, Writing or Copying, Horizontal Orientation

The pictured version of this is one for a kindergarten student who did not need the Velcro but did need to copy her name at first.

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Writing Name From Memory, Copying Address, Horizontal Orientation

Students use this worksheet to write the names from memory at the top and then copy their addresses and phone numbers. If this is too much information at one time, you can add one line at a time. I have had one student who still needed the letter guidelines for this worksheet. You can print off a copy, add the guidelines by hand, and then use this new worksheet as your master copy.

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Writing Name and Address From Memory, Horizontal Orientation

When students are ready to write all of their information from memory, they can use this worksheet or the following one, depending on the size of their handwriting. The only difference between the two worksheets is the orientation.

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Writing Name and Address From Memory, Vertical Orientation

Typically by 3rd or 4th grade, students are ready for this final worksheet, but this is not always the case. It's up to you to determine which worksheet is most appropriate for each of your students and to supply them with the appropriate materials.

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Mommy Needs a Nap 3 years ago from Arkansas

Lots of good tips here. Pinning for future reference.


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randomcreative 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Thanks, Mommy! That's great.


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cclitgirl 3 years ago from Western NC

Definitely important skills to have - for all students. I used to have 5th graders where I taught last year who had no idea of their phone number or address.


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randomcreative 3 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin Author

Yes, for sure it! It is really scary to see that happen.


InilliateCace 3 years ago

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