Let me help you introduce the alphabet in 26 days and provide you with the resources you need to reinforce these skills throughout the year. My “Alphabet Adventure” 600+ page endless bundle will give your students a wide variety of activities to identify, trace, sort, and write the letters, as well as practicing their sounds. This bundle includes projectable slides, literacy centers, pocket chart activities, handwriting practice, take home pages, letter chants, and much more! This bundle is endless because I will continue to add additional resources to it, which you will be able to download for FREE!! I have included suggested routines to help guide you through the first 26 days of letter instruction. During this time, students will have ample time to build confidence with cutting, gluing, tracing, and writing skills, while practicing letters and sounds.
****As of April 2018, this bundle now includes my AlphaReaders Bundle of 52 emergent readers, editable reader templates, and reading response activities.
Please read the following resource description and look at the preview to see examples of what is included.
Alphabet Adventure Projectable Slides Each letter includes 3 slides. The first introduces the letter, the second invites students to make the sound of the letter, and the third has pictures that begin with that letter hidden in different settings. Short vowel sounds are represented for each vowel and students will find pictures that end with the sound of x. The slides follow the same pattern, but the setting of the third slide will change. To make this feel even more like an adventure, help students make binoculars out of toilet paper rolls or brown paper. They can use these each day when searching for the pictures that match the letter sound.
Alphabet Adventure Journal There is one journal page for each letter of the alphabet. I have included four cover options, two with a girl and two with a boy. There are detailed instructions for assembling the journal and establishing a routine to complete it. Students will trace and write each letter. They will also name, color, cut, and glue the four pictures from the slide show onto the journal page. Students will receive a certificate upon completion of their “Alphabet Adventure”.
Alphabet Adventure Take Home Pages I have included an editable letter to parents explaining the “Alphabet Adventure” program, “Ask Me About My Adventure” daily take home cards, and “Let me show you what I can do!” homework pages. Each page follows a predictable patterns and mirrors what was practiced that day.
Projectable Letter Chants I have included letter chants for each letter. Each vowel has a chant for its long and short sound.
Pocket Chart Chant and Picture Cards I have included letter chants and pictures for each letter. Each vowel has a chant for its long and short sound. These are made to fit in a pocket chart and are different than the projectable chants. This activity comes with a header to introduce the letter, as well as headers and letter cards for sorting. I have included a detailed daily routine for this activity.
Alphabet Activity Mats and Printables I have included templates for building letters with pom poms, q-tip painting, and playdough, as well as letter matching and letter mazes. These can be used during centers and will help build fine motor skills.
Alphabet Adventure Letter and Activity Cards This section includes many different letter sorting and matching activities. Students can sort by font, size, inclusion in their names, uppercase, lowercase, etc. Students can also match uppercase/lowercase letters and letters to pictures. Pictures include both clipart and real photos. Sorting and matching activities can be completed in a pocket chart. Also included are “Flip and Trace/Color/Write” cards with recording sheets, “Spin and Cover” mats and spinners, "Roll and Read" dice, and alphabet puzzle cards.
Handwriting Practice This section includes a variety of handwriting pages, beginning with just tracing and progressing to tracing and writing words and letters. Words include simple decodable words and beginning sight words.
Trace, Color, and Write For each letter of the alphabet, students will trace and color a picture that begins with the letter, trace and write the letter, and trace a sentence that matches the picture. These pages are great for morning work, fine motor skills, and handwriting practice.
AlphaAdventure Racers Help students gain fluency with letter order and letter/sound match with 3 games. Students will race to order lowercase or uppercase letters on race car cards. Students will order letters on train track cards, then put down train cars with pictures for each beginning sound.
AlphaReaders Emergent Readers and Reading Response
26 (6 page) “A Book About the Letter…” emergent readers: These simple patterned readers feature 2 lines of text. The first sentence highlights the letter and word to go with it, for example: Bb is for boy. The second sentence uses the word in a sentence, for example: Here is the boy. Each reader follows this format, has a predictable/semi predictable pattern, and practices the sight words I, see, an, here, is, a, can, look, at, the, this, it, he, she, they, that, we, have, where, my, you, like, and are. Long and short sounds are included in each of the vowel readers.
26 (6 page) additional a-z emergent reader titles: These predictable/semi predictable readers practice each letter of the alphabet, through the use of alliteration, and are based around a theme or character. They range from simple to more complex, feature varied sentence length and type (questions, dialogue, etc.), and practice many sight words.
**Through both sets of readers, all pre-primer sight words, as well as 24 more are covered.
26 sets of puzzle cards: Each letter has 4 picture puzzle cards and 6 uppercase/lowercase matching puzzle cards. The letter matching cards have 6 different fonts to help students recognize letters shown in slightly different ways.
26 sets of 10 Response Activity templates and suggestions guide
- 4 “Lift the Flap” draw and write templates
- 1 “Create a Spinner” template
- 2 “Draw and Label” templates
- 3 “Draw and Write a Sentence” templates
Once students learn the format, these can easily be used in a writing center.
***Through the readers and puzzle cards, I have given examples of nouns, verbs, and adjectives. The only repeated words are x-ray and box. Letter Xx includes a mix of beginning and ending sounds. 1 letter Zz puzzle piece includes and ending sound.