ABC’s–Letter and sound recognition

I thought that I would create this page to share some of the ideas that I have for letter recognition and learning letter sounds. Check out this cute youtube video on teaching letter sounds:

Here is a link to print out ABC arcs along with some great letter recognition activities:

Alphabet Activities from University of Texas

Here are some lowercase mats to print

alpha-arc-low-case

alpha-arc-missing-letters

ABC lowercase lotto printable from http://www.geocities.com/thetoddlerhouse824/, click here for the printable: abclowercaselotto

Here is an adorable ABC phonic song from Dream English.com:ABC Phonic Chant

Below is the video to the song that we sing in my kindergarten class.  I also have a laminated sheet that students use to track and follow the print.  I’ll try to post a picture later of this.   Anyway, enjoy the video!

Click here to print a Houghton Mifflin’s Alpha Friends letter chart: Alpha Friends Chart

Here are some Alpha Friends Bingo cards I found on Yahoo’s Kindergarten Teacher group: alphabingocards1-2

alphabingocards3-4

alphabingocards5-6

I just recently came across some awesome resources if you use Houghton Mifflin’s Alpha Friends to teacher letter/sound recognition.  Eduplace has letter cards that you can print:  Alphafriends printable cards.  Cumberland County School district has posted some songs that accompany the Alphafriends cards: Alpha Friends Song Cards

Beginning reading.com has some fantastic printables that you can print out and use to teach letter recognition and sounds:

Alphabet Set 1

Alphabet Set 2

Alphabet Set 3

Alphabet Set 4

Alphabet Set 5 (these are review worksheets)

Kidzone has some great worksheets to use when teaching consonant letter sounds: Consonant Worksheets

Check out Carl’s Corner’s Alphabet page–it is fantastic!  There are lots of great printables and lesson ideas: Alphabet Avenue

Donna Glynn’s website has this great Letter Poem section on her classroom website. Click here to go to this page: Letter Poems

Jessica Meachum’s Classroom Snapshot page has some letter poems that can be made into mini-books for your kids: ABC Poems Mini-Book Version

Here is an 8.5 X 11 in version: ABC Poems Large Version

The Toddler House Daycare’s website has some great ABC printables as well.  Click here to see Laurie’s ABC page: ABC Centers

Here are some printable ABC mats to use with magnet letters from The Toddler’s House website: abcmatch

Starfall (fantastic site) has some great ABC printables:

ABC Printables Block Print

ABC Printouts Manuscript

Here are some pictures of how I use these mats in my classroom:

This is one example of how you can use these mats--for upper and lowercase letter matching.

This is one example of how you can use these mats--for upper and lowercase letter matching.

consonants are blue and vowels are red.

These are the magnets that I use. I purchased them from my local school supply store for about $6.99. The magnets are color coded: consonants are blue and vowels are red.

Also, I just recently came across a little treasure at Costco.  I found a Leapfrog video called, “The Letter Factory”.  It is fantastic!  It teaches letters and letter sounds in a cute, child-friendly way.  Here is a picture of the cover:

This was only $6.99 at Costco!

This was only $6.99 at Costco!

Weekly Reader preschool edition has an adorable letter matching worksheet: Match the Alphabet Letters

The kindergarten edition of Weekly Reader has these classroom reproducibles for letter/sound recognition: Letters and Sounds

H is for Holidays worksheet

What is the Beginning Letter worksheet

Here are some letter recognition worksheets that I made to use with my class (note: sorry, but I haven’t made them yet for all of the other letters, I typically use other supplemental materials):

letter-b-cut-and-paste

Letter G cut and paste

letter-i-cut-and-paste

letter-j-cut-and-paste

letter-u-cut-and-paste

letter-w-cut-and-paste

the-letter-e-cut-and-paste

the-letter-v-cut-and-paste

letter-m-cut-and-paste

the-letter-l-cut-and-paste

Check out this cute letter U book from Frog Street Press: Uncle Ugbee mini-book printable

Frog Street Press’ newsletter also featured this adorable letter C book:  Cathy Cook book