These are finger puppets with the letters of the alphabet. This is a great activity to teach students how to blend sounds using their fingers. It is an effective visual resource that can be used with struggling readers as well as special education and ESL students.
It helps students visualize and comprehend letter sound correspondance, a very abstract skill. It is excellent for teaching CVC word blending and segmentation.
These finger puppets are also a great visual to help students understand that stretching out words is helpful for writing. Eventually, students will understand the concepts of blending, segmenting and stretching out words, imperative skills for reading -writing connections.
This resource is meant to be used as a direct instruction tool. It is also a great tool to teach parents how to help their children at home. It can also be used as a center for practicing reading CVC words after students attain and master the concepts.
Packing tape is recommended for the use of the product. It keeps both sides of the puppets together while acting as a laminated surface. Have fun with this product!