Are you looking for some hands-on alphabet activities for your students, but you don't have hours to laminate and cut it out? These alphabet center activities will save you time and provide students with many hands-on activities for covering letter formation, letter recognition, alphabetical order, and beginning sounds!
This paperless resource is the version for PowerPoint use! Click here for the version for Google use.
Did I also mention this digital resource can be used on tablets and even iPads? Say what? Yup, you can use this on a tablet, computer, or you can even project them with a SMARTboard or other type of interactive whiteboard! (SMARTboard use is an option, you don't need it to use this resource if you plan on simply using it on a computer or tablet.) *Tech specs below.
Not only that, but this resource stands out from simple alphabet games on tablets because students can save their work for you to view later. That means accessibility to view their work for assessment purposes and more!
Please view the preview for more details about this resource.
Includes the Following 22 Alphabet Centers:
•2 Letter Formation Activities (Cards for letters A-Z for each activity)
•10 Letter Recognition Activities (Including matching letters, matching uppercase/lowercase letters, sorting, and finding letters)
•5 Alphabetical Order Activities (Including A-Z, puzzle self-correcting activity, putting in order from the middle of the alphabet like with r-v)
•5 Beginning Sound Activities (Match the letter to the picture, dot the letter, TYPE THE ROOM, a 2 PLAYER GAME BOARD, and mystery cvc words made from beginning sounds)
What I LOVE about Using Digital Resources for Teaching:
•Paperless (Hello, cleaner desk!)
•It can still be hands-on! They can still slide letters around!
•When used with a learning management system, I can have access to their work online and not have to lug a bunch of papers home.
•They can't glue the expensive magnetic letters to a paper card, but they can save those digital magnetic letters on that card for easier assessing!
•Kids love using technology. It's engaging!
•All the letters are ALREADY organized! No messing with a bunch of letters in smeared, labeled baggies. This makes it so much easier for differentiating your phonics instruction without having to do a thing, except assign the appropriate file to each student! Easy, simple, bam! Now, that is what I am talking about!
***There are some technical requirements to use this resource. You will need PowerPoint on any devices that will be used with this resource. For guided instruction with either an interactive whiteboard or in a small group, you can easily just use PowerPoint. For optimization, you might want to consider using a learning management system that is online, so you can easily assign students a file and easily receive those files back from students. This is not required to be able to use this resource, but it makes it easier to use the resource if you are wanting to assess their digital work. Many of you will have schools that already have these. Microsoft OneDrive or another cloud storage system are also possibilities. There are work arounds if you don't have any of these though. For one, you could use the resource as a hybrid where students use the recording sheets to record their words and/or sentences, and you skip over assessing their digital work. You could also have them save them on the device and manually check each device. I have suggestions for this method in the resource.***
***For Interactive Whiteboard/ Smartboard use: To use any dragging/dropping features, your interactive whiteboard will need the feature that performs mouse functions with touch in programs outside of their software. Basically, the touch feature takes the place of how you would use a mouse in other applications such as PowerPoint, surfing the internet, etc. If using. This feature that allows the computer to use touch on the screen to function like a mouse may sometimes only work in the software of whatever brand interactive whiteboard you are using, so make sure you can use that feature in other applications before purchase if you plan to use this resource on an interactive whiteboard.***
Do you need to cover more phonics skills digitally? Check out my Phonics Word Work Extreme Bundle. It does not include this resource, but it does include other helpful phonics resources.
For more details about this resource for phonics, please view the preview by clicking on the button under the picture that says preview. It breaks everything down more clearly. If you are having trouble viewing the preview, feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be glad to send you a copy of the preview.
Please note, this resource for phonics is for personal, classroom use only. I am not associated or affiliated with Microsoft. Microsoft, Encarta, MSN, and Windows are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.I have used their guidelines on letting others know my product is simply compatible with their resource in an effort to respect and follow the guidelines of their trademark.
This resource is a single-user license for use in one classroom. It may not be shared with other educators, and it is for personal use only.
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