Students will learn the alphabet when using this activity as part of an alphabet Unit. It is a story and printable coloring booklet. This activity helps develop fluency with letter names and phonemic awareness as they hear and match rhyming words to letter names.
Let students color each page as they learn each letter's name and the rhyme associated with it. When students hear this story once, they will want to hear it again.
Here are some examples: I saw the letter "Rr"...riding in a car. Rr, Rr, riding in a car. I saw the letter "Mm" ...going for a swim. Mm, Mm going for a swim. I saw the letter "Ss"...making a big mess. Ss, Ss making a big mess. I saw the letter "Oo" when he stumped his toe. Oo, Oo stumped his toe.
Teachers can print out several copies of the story booklet, laminate and put in a literacy center/library for alphabet fluency and phonemic awareness practice.
Always do a quick review by asking questions like,:
"Who was chopping down a tree? (Tt)
Who was sitting on a shelf? (Ff) .
As a class project, students can be assigned an alphabet letter then draw pictures for their letter that corresponds to the I Saw the Alphabet story. Then they can present these letter projects to another class, parents, or other group.