Sky Grass Dirt Alphabet Formation Practice Sheets and Rhymes

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PreK - 1st, Homeschool
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These Sky Grass Dirt Alphabet Formation Practice Sheets and Rhyme Cards are perfect to keep at hand when teaching letter writing and printing in both large and small groups! Using the Sky-Grass-Dirt format to explain where the letters go on the lines really helps many children understand where the letters should be placed, and what size they should be. The practice sheets are perfect for use with dry erase markers in small groups! Just sneak a peek at the rhyme printed on the back of the card, while showing the letter printed in large Sky-Grass-Dirt format with directional arrows on the front of the card. Then sing or chant the rhymes together to help the children learn how to write the letters. Sung or spoken, these rhymes are quite helpful for the children as they are learning to write the letters, and serve as a great tool to boost their memory and make the task a lot more fun at the same time! The rhymes, combined with the Sky-Grass-Dirt practice sheets are winning combination to make alphabet writing SO MUCH EASIER!!!

This resource supports the video, Alphabet Formation: Songs to Write the ABCs, available on DVD at, or via internet video streaming at Uscreen and Vimeo. However, it can be used with or without the videos. It also goes along GREAT with our Letter of the Week Focus Wall!


-Instructions with tips for teaching kids using the Sky-Grass-Dirt method of teaching printing, and using these materials specifically. (5 Pages)

-26 Alphabet Formation Display Cards/Posters with sky Sky-Grass-Dirt letter models in full color. (27 Pages)

-26 Rhyme Cards with poems/songs to help kids remember how to form the letters, and a beginning sound picture. Each card contains two rhymes: one for the upper and one for the lowercase letter, (except for letters in which one rhyme would suffice, such as the letter S.) (27 Pages)

-26 A-Z Scaffolded Sky-Grass-Dirt practice sheets to help children transition from the colored to the black and white paper, and one blank one. (28 Pages)

-3 Large format 8..5” x 11” Sky Grass Dirt Cards to demonstrate the printing of each letter, and to teach them the NAMES of each line: “Sky, Fence, Grass and Dirt.” One card has a realistic photo of sky, grass, and dirt behind the lines. Another shows the lines with just blue to represent the sky, green for the grass, and brown for the dirt behind the lines. The last is simply a large format card with black and white lines. There are also three additional pages for children that need to practice each of these formats separately in large format. (7 Pages)

-1 A-Z Alphabet writing practice sheet in black and white to help children practice writing the entire alphabet, along with a model of how it should look when finished, and another one with directional arrows next to each letter. (3 Pages)

-2 Extra Large Lines for writing the alphabet, with two versions, lined or sky grass dirt colored (4 pages)

-2 Extra Large Lines for writing the alphabet, realistic graphics of sky, grass, dirt, with the alphabet in upper and lowercase to help aide children in writing

File contains 103 pages total.

* Please note that neither the audio nor the video files themselves are included in this download.

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With guidance and support from adults, respond to questions and suggestions from peers and add details to strengthen writing as needed.
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose informative/explanatory texts in which they name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing to compose opinion pieces in which they tell a reader the topic or the name of the book they are writing about and state an opinion or preference about the topic or book (e.g., My favorite book is...).
Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.


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