Support your Little as they work through integral phonemic awareness and alphabetic principle skills with these literacy helpers! This bundle includes literacy helpers for the following skills: letter names, letter sounds, sight words, syllables, segmentation and blending, punctuation, fluency, and retelling.
Leo the Lion- Letter Name Expert
Lissa the Lizard- Letter Sound Expert
Sammy the Snake- Segmentation/Blending Expert
Simon the Squirrel- Sight Word Expert
Rudy the Raccoon- Rhyme Expert
Stella the Skunk- Syllable Expert
Pammy the Peacock- Punctuation Expert
Randy the Rhino- Retell Expert
Felix the Fox- Fluency Expert
As students fulfill each skill, they "earn" a literacy helper character to put in their storage pouch. I use a shoe storage holder. They love to earn these characters and it is great for me because it doubles up as a data wall. I am able to go check my student's pouches at any time to see how many skills they have reached!
Please check out my Instagram account to see how I make the Literacy Helpers by using a popsicle stick (Littleland_teacher), all you have to do is glue the picture card to one side, and the I can statement to the other (learning targets included!).
There are also parent notes included in the bundle that can be sent home which explicitly explain the skill a student is currently working on and how parents can support this at home.
Teaching these skills can be challenging and many times feel abstract for the Littles. I knew that creating characters for these skills would allow the Littles to connect to something and they absolutely love them! Try them out and tag me in your posts!