These environmental print cards are perfect for recent immigrants, ELLs, or SIFE from Mexico and/or Central America who have yet to learn the alphabet.
I developed these cards and selected the images/items based on my own experiences living in Central America and working with high school-aged SIFE from Central America. These cards are culturally responsive and honorable of students' home countries and experiences.
I use these cards before beginning formal phonics and alphabet instruction in order to help students become aware that they already have some knowledge of the alphabet. This recognition is great for boosting student confidence before learning to read.