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Do you implement Guided Reading in your classroom and have Pre A readers or students who know less than 40 letters?
It is important for students who do not have a solid grasp of capital letters and lowercase letters to practice every day. Jan Richardson, "The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading", talks about the importance of tracing an alphabet book daily and says it's the fastest way for students to learn their letters. While she mentions students doing this outside of Guided Reading, I include it as part of my Pre A guided reading session.
Students will use correct letter formation to trace the capital letter (while saying its name), trace the lowercase letter (while saying its name), and touch the picture association (while saying its name). For example: A, a, apple
All the letters and numbers have arrows to show the correct letter formation. This has been helpful for my students as reminders to show them where to start and the direction to trace the letter.
I've updated this Mini Alphabet Tracing Book to include two different tracing books. The first book is my original book and the second book has pictures that align with the Houghton Mifflin picture assgooseociations.
They include the following picture associations:
#2 (Houghton Mifflin aligned)
The picture associations come in both color and black/white.
Each book is 5.5 x 8.5
Also included is an alphabet chart.