I created these alphabet cards and worksheets to accommodate all the varying developmental levels
of my pre-k and kindergarten students and to have a wide variety of letter practice ideas
from which to choose to alleviate boredom and spark interest in even my reluctant learners.
Having a variety of differentiated activities and pages allows you to individualize letter practice for each student or each group of students.
Differentiated Letter Cards
You receive 3 sets of letter cards are included as well as ideas for using the cards with manipulatives.
Manipulatives tend to hold students’ attention and motivate even reluctant learners
to want to practice letter formation. They also activate the learning pathways in the brain
better than writing on paper, so they are good to use prior to introducing the letter pages. The cards can also be used in conjunction with the letter pages as guides to help students learn how to write and form the letters.
Having many different options for practicing letter writing enables you to not have to use the same method every day and find methods that work for all of your individual student needs.
There are 3 differentiated sets of letter cards from which to choose.
• Set 1: Letters with Directional Arrows
- These letter cards have directional arrows and numbers that show students how to write the letters.
• Set 2: Plain Letter Cards
– These letter cards can be used for letter recognition activities, as manipulatives, or with tactile activities. They can be used with students who already know how to write the letters and do not need the directional arrows or numbers.
• Set 3: QR Code Letter Cards
– These cards have scannable QR codes which show videos that demonstrate how to form the letters
. These cards are perfect for visual learners that need to see the actual writing of the letter or students that may not understand the directional arrow cards.
***Please note that you will require and internet connection and a QR code scanner to use the QR code cards.***
The videos are linked and shown in Safeshare so they will not show ads or have any suggested videos or links to inappropriate material.
Mini Letter Writing Chart
I included a mini letter writing chart that shows how to write each letter of the alphabet. This is a handy reference for students that can be kept in their writing folders, in their desks, in their cubbies, etc. and/or placed in the writing center. Students can refer back to the chart as needed for reminders of how to properly form and write letters of the alphabet.
Differentiated Alphabet Worksheets & Handwriting Pages
You receive 6 differentiated alphabet pages for each letter
Letters a, e, i, and u have bonus long vowel pages
that have pictures beginning with both the long vowel and short vowel sound.
Having a variety of letter pages from which to choose allows you to customize the practice level for each child
and also vary letter writing practice based on letter difficulty
. Some letters are harder to form and may require additional practice. You won’t have to use the same practice page every day which alleviates boredom.
Each worksheet page is designed to give children practice with writing skills and beginning reading while simultaneously enhancing their fine motor skill development through coloring, tracing, writing, cutting, and pasting.
• Alphabet Worksheet Page #1
- The large “bubble letters”
can be used as play-dough mats, for finger tracings, and also for hands-on activities. These activities help students associate the letter sound with the letter and familiarizes them with the letter’s formation. Multiple, unique hands-on activity ideas are provided for each alphabet letter
. This variety will hold student interest and increase their motivation to practice letter formation.
• Alphabet Worksheet Handwriting Page #2
- The smaller bubble letter pages
can be used with students who’s fine motor skills are not quite developed enough to have a lot of control or are not quite ready to use a pencil.
Students trace inside the letters and then name and color the pictures. Students may also enjoy making rainbow tracings of the letters (using different colored crayons to trace the letters as many times as they wish). Writing/forming the letter over and over while saying the letter helps them seal it in their visual and kinesthetic memory.
• Alphabet Worksheet Handwriting Page #3
- As students start to feel comfortable forming letters they can use the single line letter writing page
where they first trace the letter a few times and then write their own on a single line.
• Alphabet Worksheet Handwriting Page #4
- The 3 lined page
can be used when you feel the student has enough handwriting control to enjoy the challenge of writing within lines. Students can trace the letters and then write their own and color the pictures.
• Alphabet Worksheet Page #5
- The letter hunt pages
require students to use their visual discrimination skills to find the featured letter among similarly looking letters. It helps them focus on the exact formation and appearance of the letters.
• Alphabet Worksheet Page #6
- The phonics/beginning sounds page
helps students with letter sounds as well as the fine motor skills of cutting, pasting, and coloring.
There is a large image that begins with the featured letter as well as smaller images along the bottom. Students name each picture and cut out the pictures along the bottom. They then paste the pictures that begin with the featured letter onto the larger image. This gives them a visual representation/reminder of the letter sound. These pages may be bound together as a book for reference at later times.
******Please see the preview file for examples of the alphabet cards and worksheets.******
Kathryn P. said:
I loved the variation! Thank you!
Nanette F. said:
My favorite thing about this is how it will address all my learners. Thank you!!
Cassie B. said:
Thanks a bunch!!Now I don't have to search for letter of the week activities for the whole week!!!
Great for differentiation for some of my firsties still working on letters!
Kayla R. said:
I use this daily for letter of day activities!
These are great!!Love the variation and that they can be used with all skill levels!
Megan S. said:
So great for the variety of skill levels in my room.
Beth S. said:
Excellent package for working with the alphabet. Love the ideas that went with the worksheets. Thanks.
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