This file contains activities for beginning alphabet teaching. There are sorts, cookie sheet printouts for magnetic letters, sorts for the pocket chart, and sorts for individual practice. The file contains materials to scaffold the teaching for your beginning readers.
I use this in the beginning of the year with my Kindergarteners. I use the words like "sticks, tunnels, circles, etc." to describe letter shapes. I also discuss the importance that a word is made of letters, and a group of words makes a sentence. It is important that they realize print carries message.
The sorts included are
sticks - circles, tunnels - no tunnels, tall-short, long sticks-short sticks, letters in my name, word-letter, word - sentence.
Alphabet matches, and writing practice, one to one correspondence teaching materials, return sweep materials, Snapshots for overall class letter/sound recognition, large print material for pocket chart teaching.