Alphabet Teaching Cards
This set of cards (26 cards, 5.5" x 4") has color images on one side which correspond to the letter stories in Alphabet Tales, such as "Kyle and Katie Kicker, keeping up their arms" which shows the letter K/k with heads, hands and feet (walking in profile.) On the back of each card you find instructions for writing both the uppercase and the lowercase version of the letter. (Uppercase: "Make a thin man, put your pencil on the belly button and make a short slide going up and away from you." lowercase: "Directions are the same except that the slide going up and away is shorter.") A Follow-Up Activity (also on the back of the card) uses the student's whole body ("Stand nice and tall, and then hold one arm forward at a slant, while holding your right leg out in front of you just as far as your arm is.") ~ Sara
Use Alphabet Teaching Cards for close-up instruction with one or a group of children as you learn the letter shapes and sounds together. Images are instantly snapped in children's memories, tying letter and sound together, and thus avoiding future problems connecting the two. Mini-lessons are printed on the back of each card, making it a cinch for the teacher to present new letters and sounds, teach tips for letter formation, know in which order to teach the writing of the letters, and much more. No lesson planning needed!
Alphabet Teaching Cards are a wonderful follow-up to Alphabet Tales which introduces each letter through story and illustrations, as the cards include the visuals introduced in Alphabet Tales. Alphabet Teaching Cards are perfect for displaying in a pocket chart as a visual reminder for those children who need a quick reminder.Each card is 5.5 wide by 4.25 tall.
Combine stories, images, and actions to get a unique way to help your visual, kinesthetic, and auditory learners remember letters and sounds! Alphabet Tales reads like a storybook. Children learn letters/sounds and the shapes of upper/lower case letters as they enjoy the stories. Visual and auditory learners will connect the stories to the letters. Illustrations are soft and colorful. Brief lesson plans using all 3 of the components listed below are found in the front of the book. Alphabet Teaching Cards have color images on one side that show the letter with physical features and an accompanying phrase emphasizing that letter. The back of each holds a writing tip ("Make a thin man, put your pencil on the belly button and make a short slide going up and away from you...") and a follow up activity (kick a ball and make a K with your body). Writing the Visual, Kinesthetic & Auditory Alphabet is a multi-sensory resource designed to help teach children their letters - hand motions for each letter (for both right and left-handed children) letter formation, extension activities, and tips for preventing letter reversals. If you have a right-brained learner, these books give some good ideas that can carry over to other subject areas. ~ Sara