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YES! Then we do focus more intensely on specific letters using children’s names, common themes, and topics of interest.
YES! We still include instruction in letter learning with short lessons on how to look at letters- We focus on comparing letters and the sounds in the children’s name in short lessons while literacy centers provide experiences with multiple letters and/or an individual letter of a child’s choice (i.e. there may be multiple big cut out letters at the art center and children may choose one or many to add pictures from magazines of items that start with that letter).
Since, children tend to first learn the letters in their names and in the names of family members and their friends, attached are multiple ideas for using names.
- Multiple ideas for whole and small group learning
- Shared reading poems including cookie shapes to use with one of the poems
- Reviews of ABC and Name related books
- Interactive writing ideas