What is this resource?
This is a set of work mats to use while teaching beginning letter sounds and letter recognition and identification. They are ideal for using with preschool, pre-k, transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, first grade, and ELL/ESL students. They would also work great in a special education or homeschool setting.
What is included?
There are six different work mats for each letter of the alphabet:
- Phonemic awareness w/picture prompt
- Phonemic awareness w/letter prompt (letter-sound association)
- Uppercase letter identification
- Lowercase letter identificaion
- Uppercase write and highlight
- Lowercase write and highlight
Please view the PREVIEW for a closer look.
How can I use this resource?
There are many ways to implement these mats into your curriculum: small group, homework, morning work, intervention, literacy centers or stations, and additional practice and reinforcement. To save on printing, simply slide into a plastic page protector and use dry erase markers OR project onto an interactive white board to use as a whole group.
What materials do I need?
The printables included in this resource; highlighters, crayons, markers, or any other writing utensils for students to complete the work mat; plastic page protectors or interactive white board are entirely optional.
Who created this resource?
Abby Mullins, also known as Babbling Abby, is a former kindergarten and first grade teacher who most recently was an interventionist in a Title I school. She holds a BA in both psychology and elementary education, along with an MA in teacher leadership. She loves creating engaging experiences for students, collaborating with passionate educators, and bringing her creativity and enthusiasm to classrooms across the globe through curriculum and resource development. Abby also blogs at The Inspired Apple where she shares here ideas, activities, and her love of education.