Rap and Write Phonics Verses and Directions, PreK-3
Rap and Write Phonics Verses and Directions is the second main book to be purchased. The
main program to purchase is “How-To” Teach WRITING Using Interventions and Differential
Instruction, PreK-3. It’s a teacher’s manual. The “How-To” book is the overall program for the
teacher and The Rap and Write Phonics book is for the children. It instructs children on “howto”
form letters and to learn letter sounds. Both books are the main resources for the WRITING
program and go hand-in-hand. As the children are learning letter formation, they are writing
daily stories. There are many other intervention materials listed to support writing and letter
formation in my preview page.
Teachers and parents will find Rap and Write Phonics as one of the most useful programs for
teaching young children “how-to” make their letters and learn letter sounds. It’s a delightful
and easy-to-teach method. Young children enjoy the adventures of a Rapping Ladybug. Each
formation of a letter tells a different story about the Rapping Ladybug. She uses her daily
adventures to instruct. For the letter “n” they learn: It’s nighttime now, she hops to the top.
Her eyelids are heavy and about to drop. Down she goes and up again, one curved line, good
night dear friend. N, n, n, nighty night. N, n, n, nighty night. The letter was formed and the
children chanted the “easy-to-learn” letter-sound verse. It’s an amazing product for very, very
young children and older children who missed letter formation activities in the lower grades.
This book uses patterns and instructions that are easy to follow. There’s a Ladybug language.
There are eight circle letters. “The Ladybug starts at her home and goes up to the window.”
There are five “hop to the top” tall letters and the Ladybug hops to the ceiling to begin.
There are 12 “hop to the top” short letters and the Ladybug hops to the window to begin.
The letter e is the exception. The Ladybug has to run across the flower to get her “exercise”
before she goes “up to the window.”
The children are learning curved line, slanted line, straight line and circle.
The children are immersed in all kinds of activities.
LANGUAGE CRAFT INTERVENTION MATERIALS to assist are listed on my PREVIEW page.