This A-Z Writing Review packet is a great way to get students comfortable with writing by using a familiar framework! It includes capital and lower case letter writing practice, one writing prompt for each letter and an assessment checklist!
With this A-Z writing packet you are still able to stick with the familiar “letter of the week” theme because each writing prompt becomes progressively more challenging as the students continue through the alphabet. Increasingly more sight words, details, and sentence starters will appear in the packets.
I have used the A-Z writing packet as a whole group journal writing activity as well as with my small intervention groups.
On the first day, we identify the letter, describe its sound, and name the pictures that begin with that sound. A star is placed next to the vowels as a reminder to discuss their long and short sounds. The students practice saying the sound as they trace the letters . Then students are instructed to reread and trace the sentence that contains words with that letter. They will also color the illustration that matches the sentence.
*For a higher level option, I encourage the students that are ready to pick another picture on the page and to use ear (phonetic) spelling to compose additional words or sentences. They are then instructed to color the illustrations that match their additional words/sentences. This process will provide picture cues for students when they go back to reread their own writing.
*I also included extra lined paper to add to the back of each sheet for a higher level option.
* I have the students look over their writing and fill out the self-assessment checklist provided on the last slide. I then conduct writing conferences and highlight areas for improvement. I also provide the students with a score. This weekly assessment could be used to set in-class goals for improvement and/or a duplicate could be sent home to parents.
*Check out my A-Z weekly writing packets as well as a colored version that can be projected on a SMART Board (or other visual aid), for better discussion and