Preschool and Kindergarten Alphabet ABC Teaching Classroom Activities with Velcro
Tip: I made all three of these materials from worksheets from the Teacher Created Resources series. There are numerous worksheets out there that can be easily adapted for Velcro use. Take the time to make durable Velcro materials that students will be able to use over and over again for a number of years.
During the four years that I taught special education, I developed several Velcro materials to use with students who are learning their letters. These materials are primarily intended for students with autism, but many students enjoy the Velcro, making these teaching materials perfect for both general education and special education classrooms. I buy my Velcro dots in bulk from fastenation.com. These materials can be used over and over again. Two of these materials involve matching uppercase and lowercase letters. I primarily used these materials with kindergarten students, but they are appropriate for students of any age who need to work on this skill.
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These materials are perfect for students who need practice the order of the letters in the alphabet. Each manila folder has two sides. Between the two folders, all of the letters of the alphabet are covered.
Matching Lowercase and Uppercase Letter Flashcards
Typically I take off all of the letters at once and have students select the correct ones from the whole set. You can break this up into smaller groups if that is overwhelming for your students.
I also have a few cards where students must put in the letter in between the other two letters (i.e. A, ___ , C).
Putting the Skills Together - Ordering AND Alphabetizing
I made this final material from the same worksheet that I used for the flashcards, but I didn't cut it apart. Students must find the matching letters and locate their positions in the alphabet so they can place them correctly.
Make a new skill easier with a song, chant, or rhyme.
Don't discount the idea of using regular flashcards for letter work as well. You can use simply run through all of the cards, but you can also use them in small groups for matching or for playing concentration. They can be used for students who need additional practice with the letters in their name and/or spelling their name. (You may need to make multiples of some of the letters for name practice.)
Literacy skill work is not just for school! Parents can do so much to help their children work on alphabet skills at home.
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