I have grouped the lowercase letters of the alphabet according to the first stroke. You could glue sand to each letter to have it multi-sensory, I have them trace the paper which is fine too. You can use just the directions for K students and the directions and the sound of the letter for 1st grade. I am using some of the pages for a third grader who is relearning how to write a couple of letters. It is important to have the students use their index and middle finger when tracing the letters 3 times saying the directions.