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Help early learners develop essential reading readiness skills while they learn their ABCs.
The revised edition of Jumbo Fun with the Alphabet is your ultimate resource for teaching letter names and sounds! Over 200 pages of engaging activities help students see, hear, say, and write the 26 letters of the alphabet while they develop the important reading readiness skills of alphabetic awareness, print awareness, phonemic awareness, and visual discrimination. Along with a new look and revised activities, you'll also enjoy all-new teacher pages that make it easier than ever to provide students with the essential alphabet practice they need for success.
You'll love Jumbo Fun with the Alphabet because it:
Unit at a Glance:
Activities incorporate the four language domains to engage students in the instruction and practice of each letter of the alphabet.
Jumbo Fun with the Alphabet skills and standards:
The instruction in Jumbo Fun with the Alphabet focuses on the four basic readiness skills that all students need to master before moving on to a formal reading program.
1. Alphabetic Awareness
To become of a successful reader, students must know the names, shapes, and forms of all 26 letters of the alphabet. Jumbo Fun with the Alphabet helps students achieve this goal by introducing them to the letters of the alphabet using engaging, illustrated animals whose names start with the featured letter such, as ant, bear, cat, and so on. The animal becomes a common thread throughout the activities for that letter, facilitating both sight and sound recognition.
2. Phonemic Awareness
Realizing that words are made up of sounds and hearing those sounds in spoken language are important steps in reading readiness development. "Hear It!" and "Draw It!" lessons provide this essential practice by asking students to recognize and identify beginning sounds through reproducible art and matching activities.
3. Print Awareness
Beginning readers need practice distinguishing the difference between a single letter, a word, a sentence, and a story. The simple story inside each "Read It!" mini storybook introduces important concepts-of-print skills while further reinforcing letter and sound recognition.
4. Visual Discrimination
Students are given multiple opportunities to view the letters of the alphabet and to practice making them. The "Draw It!," "Write It!," and "Make It!" activities engage students in visual discrimination practice while they practice drawing and following directions.
Engage your students in the important alphabet and reading readiness practice they need for success—use Jumbo Fun with the Alphabet in your classroom today!
This resource contains teacher support pages, reproducible student pages, and an answer key.