Teach your students the right way to write their uppercase and lowercase letters with these engaging videos! These 5 minute long videos will have your students "reading" along with a catchy poem that will help them remember the way to properly write their letters!
HOW DO I USE THE VIDEO?
Just open it up and press play for your students! No prep needed!
HOW WILL THE VIDEO ENGAGE STUDENTS?
The video introduces students to the poems by having students echo read
them. Then, the video also traces the letters
(with a visual) while repeating the poem in order to provide students with a visual of how to write the letter. I always use this as the opportunity to have students “air write
” the letter.
It also includes the famous, "Some letters are tall, some letters are small, some letters fall." and challenges students to figure out if the lowercase letter is small, tall, or if it falls! It then reviews the two poems for students.
HOW CAN I REINFORCE THE POEMS AFTER THE VIDEO?
Use any (or all) of these files:
• Alphabet Writing Practice for the Smartboard
: After showing the video, I do some group practice on the smartboard using this file, having students take turns coming up and writing their letters while practicing the alphabet formation poem.
• Handwriting Book (with the poems!)
: Have students practice their letter formation with the poems right in front of them!
• Alphabet Writing/Formation Signs
: I post our current poems on the board for the day, then place them in a binder afterwards for students to reference.
WHERE CAN I FIND THE VIDEOS FOR THE OTHER LETTERS?
The links to the other videos in this series are:
• Letter Aa - FREE!
• Letter Bb - FREE!
• Letter Cc
• Letter Dd
• Letter Ee
• Letter Ff
• Letter Gg
• Letter Hh
• Letter Ii
• Letter Jj
• Letter Kk
• Letter Ll
• Letter Mm
• Letter Nn
• Letter Oo
• Letter Pp
• Letter Qq
• Letter Rr
• Letter Ss
• Letter Tt
• Letter Uu
• Letter Vv
• Letter Ww
• Letter Xx
• Letter Yy
• Letter Zz
The video also informally introduces consonants and vowels - the backgrounds of vowels are in red, while the backgrounds of consonants are in blue.
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