If you have read Jan Richardson’s book: The Next Step in Guided Reading, you know that in Chapter 2 she talks about the Pre-A reader and the use of a letter tracing book for fostering alphabet recognition, phonemic awareness and proper letter formation. Dr. Richardson states that this type of tracing is the fastest and easiest way for students to master letter identification skills.
This letter-tracing book is ideal for Pre-A readers who cannot yet easily recognize at least 40 letters. The pages for the letter-tracing book should be printed, laminated and cut apart. I like to put them together with a binder ring for easy customization.
This packet includes a color copy of the book (with a black and white version to follow), directions for how to use the book, and a data collection sheet for letters and sounds.
Richardson states that consistency is important for pre-emergent readers, so this set of letter tracing cards will work best when used consistently.