Set the stage for reading and writing success with these ready-to-use alphabet practice packets! Each four-page packet—one for each letter of the alphabet—includes fun, meaningful activities that offer the repeated practice kids need to really learn their letters. Activities teach and reinforce letter recognition, letter-sound relationships, letter formation, and sight word vocabulary. Writing guides, pictures, drawing activities, and sign language diagrams provide extra support for kids of all learning styles, as well as RTI and ELL students. Perfect for independent practice, small groups, learning centers, or homework!
Research shows that “supporting literacy and language skills in the first language provides a base for successful literacy development in the second language” (Snow, Burns, & Griffin, 1998, as cited by Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, 2005). One way to implement that strategy using the packets is to give English Language Learners opportunities to teach others how to say the letter names and words for pictures in their first language.