Give your children experience with reading and writing present tense action verbs. These fun recess-themed mini books are differentiated and leveled so that you can easily meet the needs of all your diverse learners with one classroom activity. There are three main levels but you could combine pages from the simplest traced two-word sentences, up to the copying of five word sentences with use of first 100 Fry words. Give your children experience with reading and writing present tense action verbs. These are appropriate for regular education, special education and ELL children in kindergarten and first grade.
These materials are unique in that the mini-books are structured to support the learning of correct letter formations through the use of Shadow-Letters to trace and Go-Dots & Gray-Boxes to help teach motor memory of starting letter formations at the top. Handwriting Without Tears-style font is used to promote legible single stroke formations.
This is a great back-to-school activity that supports the success of all students. The recess theme will complement your social-emotional skills instruction and help kids write about recess events in their daily writing.
Mini-books are one part of Print Path’s four-part Recess Rocks k-1 unit. Each page is 5.5” x 8.5”. Teachers may provide single pages to children to construct their own books or pre-staple books for children.
Printing: Use the highest resolution on black and white printers and the “photograph and text” setting on copy machines to preserve Shadow-Letters, Go-Dots, Gray-boxes and picture images.
Print Path letter font is a single stroke vertical manuscript that is compatible with either Zaner-Bloser© or Handwriting Without Tears© (HWT) style font. Print Path is compatible with HWT materials but allows your children to learn and practice formations on the three-lined paper they are most likely to encounter. Go-dots and arrows are research-based best practices to help your learners use correct letter formations toward the goal of forming life-long automatic and legible handwriting. For utilization of other research based best practices for handwriting instruction, you may be interested in CAPITALS FIRST!
, Lowercase at Last!
, and Winged Writers Bundle for 1st and 2nd