This ocean & sailboat alphabet packet contains 2 full sets of alphabet cards-one with traditional “circle/stick” handwriting & one with “modern manuscript” handwriting. Each set includes an 8”X 11” card for each letter, with the exception of one card for “x, y, and z.” Each card features a colorful sailboat picture divided horizontally into “water” and “sky”. All of the Pre-Primer-1st grade Dolch sight words are printed on these cards according to the beginning letter. (2 exceptions- I added “very” on the ”v” page” and “quit” on the “q” page because I didn’t want to have an empty letter page!)The sight vocabulary is in the “water”, some attached to anchors, representing a concept I like to share with emergent readers. “These are very important words that we need to learn to recognize quickly, without sounding them out, because they are the ‘anchors’ of all sentences”. Sight words metaphorically create an “anchored” base to which other words are attached to form complete sentences. You may or may not choose to share this concept with your students, and I didn’t put it ”in writing” because I struggle with creating confusion with the word “anchor”, as it is being used frequently in conjunction with the Common Core State Standards. If you are using “anchor” charts or “anchor” statements in your classroom, it would probably be confusing to call sight vocabulary “anchor” words …your choice to contemplate… These ocean-themed alphabet and sight vocabulary cards provide a kid-friendly, bright and attractive means by which to display high frequency words as part of a Word Wall or a bulletin board border, regardless of your choice to use the term “anchor”.
These alphabet/word cards can be mounted on cardstock and laminated for bulletin board display, or you can reduce the size and print 2 per page to make personal spelling/word dictionaries for your students or for guided reading groups. The illustrations are attractive and kid-friendly and both fonts provide good handwriting models. (no cute curly qs or unusual markings!) They would make a worthwhile addition to your literacy center as well. Thanks for your interest in my products!
Thank you to Mycutehgraphics.com for some of the awesome graphics
Thank you to Jen Jones and her wonderful “Hello Fonts” also used in this product.Ocean & Sailboat Alphabet and Dolch Sight Vocabulary Display Cards & Word Wall
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