STOP Letter Reversals! Brain Break for the Classroom!
WOW! These flashcards need to be in every K, 1st and even 2nd grade classroom everywhere as letter reversals are prevalent in almost any classroom! Created by Jan McCleskey, MA, OTR from The Handwriting Clinic in Plano, Texas - these reversal techniques have been used for many years in a clinical setting and also in many classrooms. The flashcards can be used with any print handwriting program.
This program also includes pencil toppers and desk or folder toppers with visual cues for the commonly reversed letters! Very functional for students with dyslexia or poor visual memory skills!
This is a general reversal strategy power point of flashcards to review with students to practice the correct sequence of commonly reversed letters (b, d, j, z, q, p and s). The students will stand up, clap hands tougher, and write the letters in the air with the flashcards.
At the end, the students will have a rapid fire quiz. Which letters of the alphabet go fishing? Letters g and j, because they have fish hooks facing the same way!
Jan McCleskey also has a product on TPT called STOP Letter Reversals - A multi-sensory program to stop letter reversals. This program is very comprehensive, over 100 pages, and has numerous printables and activities for tutoring individual students.
This STOP Letter Reversals Brain Break for the Classroom could be used for an entire classroom when projected through multi-media instruction. When used weekly, it should significantly either prevent or decrease letter reversals in the general classroom. If you need more help with your population of students, or have individual students who need more instruction, then you may want to additionally purchase STOP Letter Reversals - A Multi-sensory Program to Stop Letter Reversals. The flashcards included in the classroom brain break activity would perfectly complement the more comprehensive program.
Jan also sells a STOP! Number Reversals Program on TPT!
Students who have letter reversals need instruction to stop the reversals! If a teacher starts working within in the classroom within the Kindergarten year, most children can write with no reversals! If addressed in first grade, most teachers can significantly decrease the number of reversals in their classroom and prevent a huge struggle for students as they begin the writing process.