This product is a sure-fire intervention for kids who do not know their letters and sounds. I was taught Tucker signing from a wonderful resource teacher years ago. This product mixes some of Tucker signs and other hand signs that help kids remember the letters. I use this in conjunction with Dr. Jean’s Alphardy song found on YouTube. CLICK HERE!
to preview the song. At my school the entire Kindergarten team uses these signs and that song each day to reinforce the letters, sounds and signs. They practice it each day of kindergarten. It is amazing how it works but I promise you it does. I have used this with resource kids who were also second language learners and it was a life saver for them!
For those children who really struggle or for second language learners, I take photos of each child doing the hand sign for each letter. Then I insert the photos into the editable template available in this product. I print the cards on card stock, laminate, hole punch and put on a ring. The Alphabet Practice book then goes back and forth between home and school. The book has a “How to Use” page that explains the program to parents. You can use the premade version or the editable one! Both are highly motivating! The kids love it!
There is also a one-sheeter that has all of the hand signs with the corresponding letter. I would make copies and laminate them onto a writing folder or as part of your kids’ writing folder. This would also be great as a poster if you are one of the lucky ones to have a poster maker!
As a bonus, I have included a letter/sound assessment and an Excel spreadsheet that you can collect and track data on all of your kids or just the ones you want to be part of the intervention. All directions are included in this product for the assessment.