Teach your students proper letter formation with these cute videos! These videos are about five minutes long for each letter, and they have a cute poem that helps students remember the wait to properly write the letter!
The video introduces students to the poems by having students echo read them. Then, the video also traces the letters while repeating the poem in order to provide students with a visual of how to 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.
The video also informally introduces consonants and vowels - the backgrounds of vowels are in red, while the backgrounds of consonants are in blue.
I use these poems in my classroom each time that I introduce a new letter. After showing the video, I do some group practice on the smartboard using this file: Alphabet/Handwriting Practice for the Smartboard
, then have students do a follow up worksheet for individual practice.
I also put the videos on iPads (they're the perfect size for it at 1024x768 pixels) and iPod Nanos so that students can review the proper letter formation at centers, as well as burn them to a DVD for parents in order to facilitate flipped learning in the classroom!
A Turn to Learn
Unfortunately due to the file size limitation, I am unable to bundle these videos with more than two letters at a time. You can see the other videos here:
Alphabet Writing Videos: A & B (Free!)
Alphabet Writing Videos: C & D
Alphabet Writing Videos: E & F
Alphabet Writing Videos: G & H
Alphabet Writing Videos: I & J
Alphabet Writing Videos: K & L
Alphabet Writing Videos: M & N
Alphabet Writing Videos: O & P
Alphabet Writing Videos: Q & R
Alphabet Writing Videos: S & T
Alphabet Writing Videos: U & V
Alphabet Writing Videos: W & X
Alphabet Writing Videos: Y & Z
You can also find the coordinating alphabet formation posters here:
Alphabet Writing/Formation Signs