• The activities listed below can be used to build automaticity with letter recognition using this Fundations Alphabet Chart:  

    https://www.tes.com/lessons/UqSXlh9rnq_uQg/fundations

     

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    1. Name Those Letters 

    Objective: Instant letter recognition 
    Alphabet as a sequencing tool.
    Materials: Alphabet chart
    Activity: Student places the writing finger on A on the chart and echoes the letters after the adult as s/he points to each letter. 

     

    2. Chugging Choo-Choo 

    Objective: Instant letter recognition
    Alphabet as a sequencing tool
    Materials: Alphabet chart
    Activity: Student places the writing finger on A on the chart and echoes the letters after the teacher while pointing to each letter. Ask student to place the pointer finger on Z and put his/her engine in reverse. Student touches and names the letters starting with Z and going backwards to A. Repeat 2 times.

     

    3. Show Me

    Objective: Instant letter recognition
    Alphabet as a sequencing tool
    Materials: Alphabet chart
    Activity: Student places the writing finger on A on the chart and echoes the letters after the adult as s/he points to each letter. Ask student to “Show Me a.” Repeat with 5-7 letters. Go as quickly or slowly as your child needs to go. 

     

    4. Pinky Point

    Objective: Instant letter recognition
    Alphabet as a sequencing tool
    Materials: Alphabet chart
    Activity: Using the pinky finger of the writing hand, student points and names the letters of the alphabet. The rules are same as Simon Says. Students only move to a new letter if the adult says, “Pinky point.” If s/he moves and the adult did not say, “Pinky point”, the student is out. Ex. Pinky point to a. (The students move pinkies to a.) Point to g. (The students don’t move their pinkies because Pinky did not say to move.)

    5. Before and After 

    Objective: Instant letter recognition
    Alphabet as a sequencing tool
    Materials: Alphabet chart
    Activity: Ask student to put both arms in the air above their heads. Demonstrate with your back to the student that the right hand is the after hand. Have student lower his/her right arms as they say, “My right hand is my after hand.” Ask student to form the pointer fingers of both hands into a pointer and point to the letter T on their mats as they say t. Ask the student to move his/her after (right) hand to the letter after T. Ask the student to name the letter after T. Then ask the student to say in a sentence: “U comes after T.” Continue through 4 or 5 more letters with the same process.

     

    6. Letters/Keywords/Sounds

    Objective: Instant letter recognition
    Instant association of letter with sound
    Materials: Alphabet chart
    Activity: Student places writing finger on boxes with letters/keywords/sounds and says letter name, keywords and sounds. Call out a letter. The student places his/herfinger on that box, echos the letter, names the keywords, and makes the sound.