Students end up with a bright colorful handwriting booklet that also serves as a portfolio showing student progress.
How to prepare and some suggestions on how to use this booklet:
Print out enough copies so that we all had a booklet – including you, the teacher.
I placed my copy under the document camera and guided students in letter formation.
We then wrote an alliteration on the last two lines. In my case, we used animals for each of the letters.
After the handwriting was done I led students in drawing the animal.
Students completed their illustrations by adding details based on the details of the alliteration.
Each time we did this we reviewed the concepts of Capitalization, Punctuation, Sentence Structure, Main Idea and Supporting Details as well as Setting when discussing the habitat of each animal.
In Kindergarten I did this with my students once a week based on the letter that we were concentrating on.
In First Grade during the Review Weeks at the beginning of the year we did this everyday.
Also available at Cricket Classroom Creations:
Handwriting Practice Sets
Alphabet Reading and Practice Work Booklets
Phonemic Awareness: Cut-and-Paste Practice Sheets
Numbers and Counting Booklet
Pre-Primer Sight Word Practice Sheets: Cut it, Paste it, Read it, Write it.
Pre-Primer Dolch Word Reading and Practice Booklets
Valentine's Day Comprehension Test: The Valentine Bears
Valentine's Day Sequence and Retell Cards
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