From April themes to April Literacy. This product is designed to be used with another of my products entitled APRIL is for Preschoolers. However, it can also be used independently.
ABCs and First Sentences for April (A Preschool and Transitional Kindergarten Read Together) is designed to reinforce the letters of the alphabet and important print concepts for older preschool-aged students and those in transitional kindergarten.
It is aimed at helping preschoolers understand that a) spoken words can be represented in print for reading,
b) words and sentences are read from left to right, c) sentences are made up of individual words, d) alphabet recognition, and e) words have a beginning letter/sound. It is a read together activity. Performing choral reading or reading the text together as your preschooler(s) says the words after you is a fun way to “read” and an important exercise in learning beginning reading skills. I suggest touching each word as the text is read aloud and repeated by the student.
This product also contains the beginning writing skill of tracing letters and key words. It also includes having students match identical written words to assist preschoolers in becoming aware of the visual configurations of isolated words. High frequency words (sight words) and CVC words are used for this.
Have fun while helping your preschoolers and transitional kindergarteners learn some important beginning literacy skills in APRIL and thanks for all you do for kids.
Joan Truxler, PhD
University of Toronto, Ontario