Enable young children to hear and feel the letter sounds with modeled reading and writing strategies that help children identify and spell words with ease! You'll find easy-to-follow, illustrated steps for presenting each of the 26 letters of the alphabet using multisensory cues and charts, plus detailed directions and reproducible patterns. Developed and tested successfully in classrooms, this remarkable new resource gives you step-by-step guidelines, ready-to-use learning center activities, and over 200 ...
Enable young children to hear and feel the letter sounds with modeled reading and writing strategies that help children identify and spell words with ease! You'll find easy-to-follow, illustrated steps for presenting each of the 26 letters of the alphabet using multisensory cues and charts, plus detailed directions and reproducible patterns. Developed and tested successfully in classrooms, this remarkable new resource gives you step-by-step guidelines, ready-to-use learning center activities, and over 200 reproducibles for teaching letter-sound connections and beginning reading and writing skills.
Develop phonemic awareness in your students
Use the "Holder & Fastie" Alphabet that provides auditory and visual cues which help children learn how and where sounds are produced and felt
Use over 30 hands-on alphabet activities for independent, partner, and small group use
Product dimensions: 7.17 (w) x 11.87 (h) x 1.16 (d)
Table of Contents
How This Kit Will Help You.
SECTION 1: Phonemic Awareness.
The Holder & Fastie Alphabet.
ABC Tubbing Activities.
Letter of the Week.
Additional Phonemic Awareness Activities.
SECTION 2: The Holder & Fastie Alphabet.
AZ: How to Present and Teach the Letters and Sounds of the Alphabet.
Visual Features of the Charts.
Other Important Features of the Alphabet Boxes.
Symbol Guide for Instructors.
What Else Do You Need to Know Before Getting Started?
The Holder & Fastie Alphabet from AZ.
Spanish Version Holder & Fastie Letter/Sounds.
A Handy, Easy Reference for Consonant Digraphs, Blends, and "Expert Words".
Reproducibles: English Holder & Fastie Alphabet Chart, Spanish Holder & Fastie Alphabet Chart.
SECTION 3: Alphabet "Tubbing" Activities for Learning Centers.
Materials You Need.
Suggested Teaching Points for Upper-Grade Tutors or Other Assistants.
3-1. ABC Pocket Books.
3-2. ABC Button Up.
3-3. ABC Velcro(r) Match (or Match Us Up).
3-4. ABC Pencils.
3-5. ABC Sock Clothesline.
3-6. ABC Apron.
3-7. Alphabet Tablecloth.
3-8. Alpha File.
3-9. ABC Purses.
3-10. Alphabet Fishing.
3-11. ABC Jewelry Boxes.
3-12. ABC Sort & Match.
3-12A. Chinese Take-Out Food.
3-12B. ABC Milk Carton.
3-12C. ABC Mini-Pockets.
3-12D. ABC Pocket Chart.
3-12E. Plastic Tubs.
3-12F. ABC Plastic Tackle Box.
3-13. ABC Mystery Can.
3-14. ABC Food & Plates.
3-15. ABC Silverware.
3-16. ABC Sound Sticks.
3-17. Sound Puzzles.
3-18. ABC Egg Twist.
3-20. Holder & Fastie Chart Match-Up.
3-21. ABC Bingo.
3-22. ABC Circles.
3-23. ABC Picture Sort.
3-24. Alphabet Book.
3-24A. ABC Library Book Center.
3-24B. Class Letter Books.
3-24C. Holder & Fastie Book/Listening Center.
Reproducibles: Tub Labels, Blackline Master for Alpha File, ABC Clothespin Construction Pictures, ABC Picture Sort Cards.
SECTION 4: Teaching the "Letter of the Week".
My Rainbow Letter Book, Home Practice.
Reproducible: Parent Letter.
"Letter of the Week" Class Book.
Presenting Each Daily Page, Sequence of Introducing the "Letter of the Week", Other Activities for Teaching and Reinforcing the "Letter of the Week".
Reproducibles: My Rainbow Letter Book, A to Z.
SECTION 5: Reading: Developing Strategy-Oriented Activities for Beginning Readers.
How to Model Good Reading Behavior to Emergent Readers.
Read-Aloud, Shared Reading.
Reproducibles: Picture Box Sequencing, Butcher Paper Mapping, First Day of Kindergarten, I Can Read Book.
Guided Reading at the Emergent Level.
Initial Stage for Teaching Beginning Reading Behaviors, The Reading (Story) Folder, Guided Reading with Unseen Text.
Good Reader Buddies-Cueing System Prompts and Reference.
Reproducibles: Color Books).
SECTION 6: Writing: Developing Strategy-Oriented Activities for Beginning Writers.
Generating and Writing the Sentences, Involving Students During the First Step of the Modeled Writing Process, Locating and Circling Information in the Text.
Teaching the "Writing Position", Teaching Spacing, Preparing for Journal Groups, What Happens First During a Journal Writing Group?, What Happens Next?, Working with Experienced Writers, Working with Middle/Average-Performing Writers, Working with Beginner (Inexperienced) Writers, What About Spelling?, Publishing Journal Stories, Keeping a Record/Portfolio of Published Books.
Reproducibles: My Journal, Published Book Master, My Published Stories, Happy Notes, Prompts for Writing.
Higher-Order Thinking Prompts for Writing.
Independent Writing Activities with Real-Life Emphasis.
Post Office, Home Center, Grocery Store, Doctor's Office, Restaurant, Thematic Center, Science Center , Dollhouse Center, Happy Note Board, Art Area, V.I.P. Book of the Week.
SECTION 7: Home-School Partnership: Getting Parents Involved.
Parent Communication Bulletin Board.
The Read-at-Home "Bookbag" Program.
Reading Comprehension Bookmark.
Phonemic Awareness Home Activities.
The Rhyme Game, The Sound Game (Penny Slide), What's That Sound?, Alphabet Card Decks and Activities.
ABC Picture Book.
Reading Folder Introduction.
Book-Handling Skills and Reading Process Cues.
Reproducibles: Parent Communications Board, Weekly News, Monthly Calendar Sample, Monthly Calendar Master , Food Sign-Up Sheet Sample, Food Sign-Up Sheet Master, Classroom Volunteers Sample, Classroom Volunteers Master, Take-Home Sign-Up Master, Tub Labels , Letter to Parents, Bookmarks , The Rhyme Game, The Sound Game, What's That Sound?, Holder & Fastie Alphabet Deck Cards, Parent Letters.
Appendix 1: Spatial Anchors and Supports.
Appendix 2: Alphabet Lists (Objects, Actions, and Foods).
Appendix 3: Strategies for Teaching High-Frequency ("Expert") Words.
Appendix 4: Tactile Strategies.
Appendix 5: Reading, Writing, and Learning Positions.
Appendix 6: Verbal Prompts for Alphabet Letter Formation.
Appendix 7: Teaching Consonant Digraphs (ch, sh, th, wh, ph) and Inflectional Ending "ing".
Appendix 8: Spanish Holder & Fastie Alphabet.
Reproducibles: Teacher Chart Cards, Spanish Holder & Fastie Alphabet Chart.
Appendix 9: English Holder & Fastie Alphabet.
Reproducibles: Teacher Chart Cards, Listening Center/Wall-Size Cards, Full-Color Holder & Fastie Alphabet.