Letter discrimination is a valuable and critical skill when studying the alphabet. Letters such as b, d, p, and q are all visually similar and thus can be easily confused. This activity will help students practice visually separating a letter from a group of similar-looking letters. Improving letter discrimination will increase the ease with which students are able to name letter sounds with fluency, and write letters using the proper formation. This activity is perfect for classroom centers, reading groups, small group intervention, and even parent volunteers!
In this pack, you will receive 26 lowercase letter discrimination sheets (one for each letter of the alphabet). I have included both color and black-line versions for a total of 52 sheets. To prepare this activity, simply print the amount of each sheet that you will need for your classroom center or reading group. You can choose to print in color or black and white. Laminate the sheets for durability. If you would rather provide students with their own sheet to take home after completing, simply print the black and white version and don’t worry about laminating.
Students will first identify the letter inside of the heart on their sheet. They will then need to find the matching letters inside of the bubbles. There are a number of ways for students to show their work, including the following:
On Laminated Sheets:
Use a dry erase marker to color or mark the matching letters
Use play dough, counters, or mini erasers to cover the matching letters
On Non-laminated Sheets:
Use crayons, markers, or watercolor paint to color the matching letters
Use bingo daubers to dot the matching letters
I would recommend introducing this activity in a small group before putting the materials at a classroom center. I hope this activity helps your students improve letter recognition skills!