I like to make up session routines for my younger children. We typically don’t use textbooks in the younger stages and I like to have something consistent to follow. It cuts down on planning time and as we learn new concepts, they can be tacked on for review/practice.
Here is a sample of what we do to review the alphabet and related concepts: (the activities do not have to be all done in one sitting)
Daily Alpha Review:
As reference, I use the alphabet/vowel charts that I made:
- Ask student # of letters in alphabet
- Point to the letters and recite them (may do more than one time)
- Ask student which letters are uppercase/which are lower case
- Have student match uppercase letters to lowercase letters (flashcards, worksheet, or just point to a lowercase (or uppercase) letter and have student find its corresponding uppercase (or lowercase) letter.
- Ask student what is the 1st letter, 2nd letter, 3rd letter, last letter of the alphabet
- Have student name the letter you point to.
- Tell student to find the letter …….. (in the chart, in a book, poster, or anywhere in environment)
- Give student dictation. Call out a letter or letters, have them write it. Make sure they are forming it correctly.
- ask student what comes after the letter/before the letter….(student can look at chart)
- Ask student what becomes between two letters (can write with spaces: a ____ c or use flashcards, sowing 2 to three letters at a time a___c or a___.