Packs that cover each letter of the alphabet are provided. Each pack includes all the materials needed for an approximately 30-minute tutoring session: a lesson page for the tutor, an alphabet song sheet, a large letter card, an alphabet chant, handwriting sheets, picture cards, an alphabet letter book, and an alphabet game. Packs are available in either D'Nealian-style or Zaner-Bloser-style writing.
Why Use Alphabet Packs
One of the first steps in learning to read is recognition of the alphabet. The alphabetic principle teaches that spoken language is represented by written words; words are made up of varying combinations of letters; and letters and combinations of them make up all the sounds in spoken language. Attaching sounds to these letters and learning to write the alphabet paves the way to successful reading and writing.
How to Use Alphabet PacksAlphabet Tutor Tips
Use this tutor handout for instructional tips on teaching the alphabet
- Print, assemble, and train the tutors on the use of each pack.
- Instructions contained in each pack have been specifically written for tutors from varying backgrounds and with varying experience working with students.
- Estimated time allotments are provided for each lesson step; tutors should follow the lesson sequence as outlined in each lesson plan.
- Specific resources used for each step are identified next to the instructions.