This garden alphabet packet contains 2 full sets of alphabet cards-one with traditional “circle/stick” handwriting & one with “modern manuscript” handwriting. Each set includes an 8” X 11” card for each letter, with the exception of one card for “x, y, and z.” Each card features a colorful flower arrangement in a pot and is divided horizontally into “ground” and “sky”. All of the Pre-Primer-1st grade Dolch sight words are printed on these cards according to the beginning letter. (2 exceptions- I added “very” on the ”v” page” and “quit” on the “q” page because I didn’t want to have an empty letter page!) The sight vocabulary is on the “ground”, representing a concept I like to share with emergent readers. “These are very important words that we need to learn to recognize quickly, without sounding them out, because they are the ‘roots’ or ‘anchors’ of all sentences”. You may or may not choose to share this concept with your students, and I didn’t put it ”in writing” because I struggle with creating confusion with the word “root”, since it is important for our students to understand “root” words with affixes in word study… your choice to contemplate… The top half of each page (sky) includes a mini-picture dictionary with tiny pictures and labels of common words that begin with the corresponding letter.
These alphabet/word cards can be mounted on cardstock and laminated for bulletin board display, or you can reduce the size and print 2 per page to make personal spelling/word dictionaries for your students or for guided reading groups. The illustrations are attractive and kid-friendly and both fonts provide good handwriting models. (no cute curly qs or unusual markings!) They would make a worthwhile addition to your literacy center as well. Thanks for your interest in my products!
Thank you to Mycutehgraphics.com for the cover graphics and several illustrations/ pictures throughout the alphabet.
Thank you to Jen Jones and her awesome “Hello Fonts” also used in this product.Garden Alphabet & Dolch Sight Vocabulary Dictionary & Display Cards
by Amy Bratsos
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