The relationship of shape and color, which are two of the parts of a composition, and their relation to the comprehension of written language are important in learning how to read. (letters that go above the line and letters that go below the line). This activity uses both (Gestalt) to help students learn the shapes of letters. It is fun and my kids really enjoy it.
â—The great thing about this is that if you lose one page of the lesson all you have to do is print out just that sheet.
â—Laminate the directions (icon driven for those students who have difficulty reading) and you're ready to go!
â—Put it in a literacy center for weeks. All you have to do is change the story, vocabulary words, etc.