One sheet of 8.5” x 11” paper makes one Display Case.
Print Display Cases on index- or cover stock-weight paper in color or black/white.
THINGS TO DO:
1. Use these Display Cases, or this same version with animal toppers, with students who are learning letters of the alphabet. They are perfect for introducing or reinforcing the formation of letters using circle and stick (circle and line) letter formation.
2. Collect and sort physical objects or flashcards of objects that have names that begin with the featured letter in the display case. (See related products.)
3. Note that consonant displays are green and vowel displays are yellow. Use all 26 cases when learning about the alphabet. Omit the yellow vowel displays to focus on initial consonants only. Only use the yellow displays when focusing on vowels.
4. Observe and discuss the Real-World Print letters used to form the wallpaper on the Display Cases. Note that capital letters are positioned to the left and lower-case letters to the right. When students sort flashcards stored in the Display, they place words beginning with a capital letter in stacks to the left and words beginning with a lower-case letter to the right.
5. Write student names on flashcards and have them place them in the Display Case that features the initial letter of their first name. Later do the same activity with the first letter of their last name.
6. Collect and sort physical objects or flashcards of objects that have names that end with the featured letter. Frequently these words will be formed by phonograms, or word families. (See related products.) Examples: bad, dad, had, lad, mad, pad, sad; feed, need, seed, weed
7. Use these Display Cases for beginning alphabetizing activities and review. Place the Display Cases end-to-end to form a sequential train of letters. Find letters that come before or after a given letter.
8. Make flashcards of sight words and/or beginning content vocabulary terms that begin with featured letters, and/or blends and digraphs that begin with the letter.
Sight Word Examples: just, the Content Examples: egg, larva, pupa, adult
STORE Display Cases:
Instead of assembling with glue, use paper clips to secure the sides of the display so it can be folded flat and stored in the following ways:
1. Glued into LOCOmotion Classroom Notebooks or Station Books.
2. Placed in large pockets in LOCOmotion Classroom Notebooks or Station Books.
3. Placed in labeled plastic bags or expandable file folders.
4. Stored inside a Box Book in your LOCOmotion Box Library (made from cereal boxes).
ASSEMBLY VIDEO & MORE INFORMATION: