Teach students the value of phonics and the written language by guiding them through three types of writing: pictographic, syllabic, and phonetic.
This first interactive section will engage students' interest as they use syllables and then letters to create words.
Further encourage students' creativity as they create their own phonetic alphabet.
Included are unsophisticated drawings that reduce the intimidation factor for both students and teachers who are drawing impaired.
This first day of school activity will not only establish the fact that students will spend their time learning in your classroom, but also that they will be successful if they follow your clear and specific directions.
Also, with a clearly articulated rubric, students will learn that they earn credit for completing their assignment.
By the end of the first day, every student is capable of earning an A.