The purpose of this book is to provide you with a wide variety of activities to reinforce instruction on letter recognition, manuscript letter formation, matching capital with lower case letters, simple alphabetical order, and letter sound relationships. Many of the activities can also be easily adapted to provide the needed practice and reinforcement in cursive letter recognition and writing.
The book includes 180 different instructional games and activities organized into the following skill sections: (1) Letter Recognition, Letter Formation, Oral Letter Sequence, (2) Alphabetical Order, (3) Matching Captial and Lower Case Letters, and (4) Letter Sound Relationships. In addition, special sections at the end of the book provide methods for helping students who have difficulty learning and retaining the letter names, and lists of commercially available teaching materials with publishers' addresses.
Each game and activity in the book is tested, complete, and ready for use. The instructions include a distinct title, statement of purpose, list of materials neede, preparation directions, and procedures for presenting the game. The procedures even suggest language for introducing the game to your students.
Many of the games also include illustrations of game components and patterns you can reproduce directly from the book. And many games are self-correcting. These games give students immediate corrective feedback on their responses and help prevent faulty learning. An asterisk beside the title of a game indicates that it is a self-correcting activity.
All of the games and activities are high interest, designed to actively involve the child in learning, and dsigned to truly motivate the child!
Patricia Tyler Muncy