This alphabet activity works on ordering letters according to alphabetical order, matching upper and lower case letters plus spelling words. You can differentiate easily and it is a hands-on lesson too!
Use a whiteboard (or you can make your own page with letters and print and laminate for a whole class/small group) together with any letter manipulatives. We used lower case foam letters. PS: this activity was done in a 1:1 therapy session, but you can adjust accordingly.
Some learners will be able to fill in the alphabet, others might need help with this. Having some letters in place aid them with the spatial awareness aspect of this activity. You can write upper or lower case on the whiteboard. This will depend on the type of manipulatives you have: upper or lower case, then you write the opposite down and use the manipulatives to match.
Challenge the kids that need a challenge to order the letters as fast as they can. Having packed the letters according to the alphabet do help, time wise, when starting the spelling part of this activity. So even if the packing out part takes long, it is beneficial as well as good for ordering and matching skills.
All set? Use the words your learners need to practice, whether it is CVC/CVCC or sight words. You can write it down for them, or, have flashcards they have to copy. Differentiate for your different groups/abilities.
We use the method of counting sounds and making a line for each sound. (You can, however, do whatever your learners are familiar with: boxes, dots…)They find the right letters and place it on the correct line.
This is a fun alphabet activity to practice those spelling words. Would your learners enjoy this activity?
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