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Get ready to change the way to teach the alphabet! No more boring and monotonous Letter of the Week Activities that take 26 weeks to complete! Students need explicit instruction in a variety of ways with context and structure! With a solid alphabet knowledge, students will be able to move forward with a strong foundation for phonics teaching and instruction. This 7 week comprehensive Alphabet Curriculum goes from letters, to sounds to CVC words! It is complete with:
⭐ Lesson plans
⭐ Assessments (Pre-Assessments, Mid-Assessments, Post Assessments). Students will be grouped by score for targeted centers and small group instruction.
⭐Scope and Sequence
⭐ Whole group lessons
⭐ Differentiated small group lessons
⭐ Hands-on centers
⭐ Extra practice for additional support
⭐ Sample Schedules for 90 minutes, 70 minutes and 40 minute blocks
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Whole Group Lesson: Each whole group lesson for the day includes a warm up, letter introduction, sound, formation, and phonics.
Small Group Lesson: These groups are formed from your assessment scores for more targeted instruction. Students will be assessed at the beginning, middle and end of the Alphabet Curriculum.
Each small group lesson includes a warm up and provides differentiated instruction at 3 levels:
The intervention group will start their center rotation at the Teacher Table for additional support and ensured success with the remaining center rotations.
Center Rotations: Each day students will rotate through 4 centers and the teacher table. Each center has several activity choices. You may choose one that is best for your class or put out several and let students choose.
Center 1: Letter Identification: Days a letter is introduced- Upper and Lowercase Sort, Magazine Letter Hunt. Review Days- Upper and Lowercase: Spin and Cover, Upper and Lowercase Letter Match
Center 2: Letter Formation: Days a letter is introduced- Letter Q-tip Painting, Play-Dough Letter Mats, Tangram Letter Mats, Snap-Cube Letter Mats, Letter Puzzles, ABC's Roll and Trace. Review Days- Letter Construction: Flip and Build.
Center 3: Letter Sounds: Days a letter is introduced-Beginning Sound Clip/Cover, Beginning Sounds Cut and Paste. Review days: Beginning Sound Match and Color, Beginning Sounds Bingo.
Center 4: Letter Sound Review and Application: Students that need extra practice with basic letter concepts-Repeat activities for previously introduced letters. Students ready to apply letter knowledge- Beginning Sound Match and Write, Beginning Sounds: Spin and Cover
Center 5: Teacher Table: Lesson plans for intervention, middle and extension groups are provided on each daily lesson plan.
Letters: Scope and Sequence:
Lesson 1: Letter Aa
Lesson 2: Letter Pp
Lesson 3: Letter Bb
Lesson 4: Letter Tt
Lesson 5: Review and apply letters a, p, b, and t.
Lesson 6: Letter Ee
Lesson 7: Letter Dd
Lesson 8: Letter Ff
Lesson 9: Letter Vv
Lesson 10: Review and apply letters e, d, f, and v.
Lesson 11: Letter Ii
Lesson 12: Letter Mm
Lesson 13: Letter Nn
Lesson 14: Letter Rr
Lesson 15: Review and apply letters l, m, n and r.
Lesson 16: Mid-Assessment
Lesson 17: Letter Oo
Lesson 18: Letter Cc
Lesson 19: Letter Ss
Lesson 20: Review and apply letters o, c, s
Lesson 21: Letter Uu
Lesson 22: Letter Qq
Lesson 23: Letter Jj
Lesson 24: Letter Ll
Lesson 25: Review and apply letters u, q, j and l.
Lesson 26: Letter Gg
Lesson 27: Letter Hh
Lesson 28: Letter Kk
Lesson 29: Letter Zz
Lesson 30: Reivew and apply letters g, h, k and z
Lesson 31: Letter Ww
Lesson 32: Letter Yy
Lesson 33: Letter Xx
Lesson 34:Review and apply letters w, y and x.
Lesson 35: Post-Assessment
☆Download the preview to see the layout for week 1 of this Alphabet Curriculum!
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