Alphabet Cheers are short poems in rebus form. They are a perfect complement to letter of the week activities! Alphabet Cheers can be used whole group or small group. While reading students can work on picture identification, one-to-one correspondence, decoding, sight words, punctuation, vocabulary, and more!
I project the Alphabet Cheer of the week on my Smartboard. Students have their own copy and we read and discuss it together. Then, students return to their desks and use crayons to highlight the following: highlight the focus letter in yellow, highlight sight words in red, highlight “special sounds” (blends/digraphs/diphthongs/endings/vowel pairs) in orange, and punctuation in purple. (CHECK OUT my "Special" Sounds Chart located in my FEATURED section to see the "special" sounds I use in class.) When the work is complete, students glue their Alphabet Cheer into a notebook. Each week students have a new Cheer to read and re-read.
I hope your students have as much fun reading the Alphabet Cheers as mine do!