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Developmentally appropriate Apples Letter centers for the preschool, pre-k, and kindergarten classroom! This resource is perfect for all developmental and cognitive levels of early childhood. The centers are fun, engaging, and offer challenges and reinforcement of basic skills.
This resource is set up with 3 differentiated levels of developmentally appropriate letter identification and matching upper/lowercase case centers for the early childhood classroom. Every class is different, every student is different, so this resource gives you the option of starting out slowly, building on what your students know, and offering a challenge as skills are mastered.
Level 1: Font & Case Sort Apples & Baskets
This beginning level will help students notice the differences between uppercase and lowercase letters. Letters are sorted into baskets with uppercase showing an arrow pointing up and the lowercase basket shows an arrow pointing down. This center will help students notice the size and the shape of both. uppercase letters are ALL tall. Lowercase letters can be tall, short, or dip lower than the bottom of uppercase letters. There are differing fonts included for an added challenge! Make note of alll of the similarities and differences as you complete this center activity. This is a great way to begin learning letters, or for a great review!
Level 2: Uppercase Letter Clip
This activity builds on the first, but adds the element of independence. It also adds a fine motor skill by using our "pinching" fingers to open and close the clothespins to mark the uppercase letter that matches the lowercase letter shown on the apple. Students gain confidences they correctly match the lowercase letters to the uppercase letters! A teacher's guidance if they need help, encouragement or just a cheerleader is a must!
Level 3: Draw & Cover or Find and Mark the Letter
This level is more challenging than the first two. Each mat or worksheet has every letter of the alphabet represented. One mat/worksheet has Uppercase and one has Lowercase letters. The cards to draw from are both upper and lowercase. You may choose to make this a game of straight match-uppercase cards with the uppercase mat?worksheet...or the same with lowercase! Or for an extra challenge you can make a mix of uppercase and lowercase cards to match or mark!
Choose the Center that works best for your students!
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