The purpose of these worksheets is to practice correct letter formation, including both uppercase and lowercase letters, as required by CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.1.1a Print all upper- and lowercase letters. These are traditional manuscript style. Students get both guided tracing practice, with the use of the dotted arrow font, as well as independent practice on the blank lines. On the third line students are expected to copy the groupings of letters and spaces. The letter sound can be reinforced as students are given one example and space to draw two of their own pictures that begin with the letter. There is a page for each letter of the alphabet. Because the clip art included long vowel illustrations for two vowels and a xylophone for the x, I also included a blank template for these letters so students can draw all three pictures in case you aren't interested in deviating from short vowels and beginning sounds in any way. You will also find a completely blank letter page template as a bonus!
Near the end of the document are some pages to provide varied levels of practice. Some have just a few tracing letters to keep students on the right track, some have all of the letters for tracing, and the assessment simply has blank lines. They all keep the same format so students know what they are supposed to do.
The fabulous fonts in these worksheets are from the Fonts 4 Teachers Deluxe collection and are used with permission as part of the purchase agreement. You will notice that the lines do not cut off on the exact same place on the right due to variations in the size of the letters. There is no way to control this, but if an OCD teacher like me can handle it, maybe you can too. Please be sure to download my sample to check it out before you purchase. Please keep in mind that these files are for your own personal classroom use only and may not be redistributed.
I plan to use these as standalone worksheets, but in case you are a fan of bound booklets, I have included a cover for you to use.
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