Sep 21, 2014
On 9/21/14, Beth wrote:
> I am having a very hard time teaching my student's their
> alphabet's. I don't know what else to do. Can you Please
> Help me!!
Hi, I have been teaching Kindergarten for almost 20
years. If you have students that come to you with
absolutely no letter knowledge it can be frustrating.
(Usually they know some/or all of the letters in their
names, most capital letters etc...) But starting from
scratch is difficult. I spend the first few weeks of
school giving the alphabet a quick overview....covering a
few letters a day, reading alphabet books, showing alphabet
videos, and then working in small groups on "name
puzzles"...(since we should all know our name) Then we
begin working more in-depth with one letter each week (the
first letters we focus on are m, a, s, t, p)...working on
writing the letter, identifying the letter, and the letter
sound. Recently my school has been usuing the "Ashlock"
program (a regimented procedure to practice and learn
letter sounds etc...)