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Alphabet Formation - Video

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Our Alphabet Formation Songs to Write the ABCs is a collection of songs and videos that shows kids how to WRITE each letter of the alphabet, and gives them a reference to each letter sound as well!  This is FANTASTIC for children that are just getting started learning to write the letters, so that they can learn right from the start where to begin drawing each letter, AND where each letter should be written on the LINES!  Each song includes a verse for how to write the capital and a verse for the lowercase letter.  All of the songs include lots of words with the beginning sound letter, and the videos have lots of beginning sound pictures, so there is a TON of alphabet learning packed into each and every one!  All of this helps kids learn to recognize, identify, and write the letters - all at the same time!

In addition, the lyrics also tell children how tall each letter should be in comparison to its lowercase partner, which is something young children truly need.  For example, the capital S and the lowercase S cannot be printed exactly the same height; otherwise, one cannot tell which letter has been capitalized.  Also, letters that have parts that are written UNDER the lines, such as the lowercase g, j, y, p, and q are also addressed in order to help children learn where these letters should be written.  The words to the songs also give children a colorful reference point to explain where on lined paper the parts of each letter should be written, since it calls the top line “the sky,” the middle line “the fence,” and the bottom line “the grass,” and the area under the line as “the dirt.”  Kids can easily relate to these cues when given the visual image of the sky, fence, grass, and dirt, and then be taught to recognize them on ordinary white paper using the simple techniques found in Heidi’s blog posts. Free downloads of the special “Sky Grass Dirt” paper for practice may be found there as well!  See below for links.

We also recommend that you check out the wonderful Living Letters materials at Educlime.com to further reinforce the “Sky Grass Dirt” concept of introducing print on lined paper!  They are FANTASTIC resources that Heidi uses in her classroom all the time and are highly recommended and dovetail perfectly with these alphabet songs and videos!

Concepts Covered Are:

A Song, B Song, C Song, D Song, E Song, F Song, G Song, H Song, I Song, J Song, K Song, L Song, M Song, N Song, O Song, P Song, Q Song, R Song, S Song, T Song, U Song, V Song, W Song, X Song, Y Song, Z Song. Plus, each song includes an introductory illustration for how to write the capital & lowercase letter, and a verse for both capital and lowercase for each letter as well.

Alphabet Formation Animated DVD - Deluxe - $20 (Save $10)
• Alphabet Formation Animated DVD
-PLUS the following Printable Downloads-
• Alphabet Pattern Blocks
• Letter of the Week Focus Wall
PLUS Bonus Freebies! 

Alphabet Formation Animated DVD - Premium - $35 (Save $19)
• Alphabet Formation Animated DVD
-PLUS the following Printable Downloads-
• Alphabet Pattern Blocks 
• Letter of the Week Focus Wall
• Alphabet Write the Letters Worksheets
• Hidden Alphabet Worksheets 
• Cookie Sheet Capital & Lowercase Activity
• Alphabet Fluency Charts
• Alphabet Trace & Sound Circle Worksheets
PLUS Bonus Freebies!

PLUS Bonus Printable Download Freebies Included in Both Deluxe and Premium Add-Ons:
• Alphabet Arch
• ABC RAN Boards Sample
• Letter Sounds Club Master
• Kindergarten Pacing Guides
• Letters & Sounds User Guide
• Alphabet Formation Lyrics Songbook
• Documentation Master

Find more information on Letters & Sounds on Heidi's blog:

Tips for Teaching Kids to Write on Lined Paper

From Pre-Writing Strokes to Letters on Sky Grass Dirt Paper
Five Weeks Down: Tricks for Learning the Alphabet
How to Teach the Alphabet!


More information on what is included in the Basic and Premium Combos!

Basic DVD includes the following two printable downloads:

Includes Alphabet Pattern Blocks Printable Download
Alphabet Pattern Block ManipulativesThese pattern blocks can be used as an open-ended literacy center, or in a directed lesson. The activity can also be extended to have children make whole words out of them by combining multiple copies of the letters. You can also give them pre-cut paper pattern blocks and have them glue them down permanently for an art project.
Includes: 111 pages: 104 flashcard printable masters: Both upper and lower case letters, including full-color pattern block designs and matching B/W letter designs for a different challenge. 7 pages of pattern block templates included, plus instructions.

Includes Letter of the Week Focus Wall Printable Download

Letter of the Week Pocket Chart

These flashcards are designed to display on a Letter of the Week pocket chart for your focus wall! They can also be used for sound sorts, or match to their corresponding beginning sound letter!
This Letter of the Week Alphabet Bundle has six beginning sounds pictures for each letter (except X) in both color and black and white, letter of the week/day header sign, letter poems, flashcards in full page and student size, plus more! Each picture flash card measures just three inches square, which is the perfect size for most classroom pocket charts, and also works great for sorting pictures in small groups! The alphabet flash cards are presented in both full page (8.5 x 11 inch) format and the smaller 3” x 3” format that works well in pocket charts.




Premium DVD includes the above 2 printable downloads, plus the following 5 printable downloads:

Includes Alphabet Fluency Charts Printable Download
Alphabet Fluency Charts, or RAN Boards, are a great alternative to flashcards because they are quick to duplicate and easy to manage. Also, each letter on the chart is duplicated multiple times in order to get children the repeated practice that they need. This has become Heidi’s preferred method over sending flashcards home, because it helps parents understand that children need to practice reading each letter more than one time! It is simple to practice exactly the same thing at school as at home by setting aside a few minutes at school to have the entire class read the chart aloud together. Includes 31 pages: 26 letters grouped in the following order: A-D, E-H, I-L, M-P, Q-T, U-X, W-Z, A-Y, A-L, M-Z.  All come in capital, lower case, and mixed fluency charts.

Include Alphabet Trace and Circle Worksheets Printable Download
Worksheets to help students learn how to correctly write their letters, upper and lower case, along with letter sound practice! One easy worksheet per letter! This is a GREAT resource for T-K and for the beginning of the year for Kindergarteners to refresh on their letter formation!
First, kids look at the pictures and circle the ones that start with the beginning sound of the given letter. Then, they practice tracing that letter twice, and write it two-three times on their own, starting at the "dot" provided. If there is any time left, children may wish to color the pictures. These worksheets are simple and shouldn't take more than ten minutes to complete. Easy peasy! Includes 53 pages: Alphabet A-Z, two worksheet formats per letter.

Includes Hidden Alphabet Worksheets Printable DownloadHidden Alphabet Worksheets
These fun worksheets are a hit with Heidi's students! Children use their visual discrimination and reading skills to find the target sight word and color in the section that it is in. When finished correctly, the letters, both upper and lower case, are revealed! The children LOVE this, and enjoy proudly showing off their finished papers. Kids have the option of coloring in the rest of the words or not at the teacher's discretion, allowing teachers to let this activity last a longer or shorter time as needed for classroom management purposes. These worksheets also make a great resource for homework or independent class time, since they are practically self checking. Includes 26 pages: B/W worksheets to support visual discrimination for upper & lower case alphabet letters. 

Cookie Sheet Capital and Lowercase Activity

Includes Cookie Sheet Capital & Lowercase Activity Printable Download
This Cookie Sheet Capital & Lowercase Matching with Magnetic Letters Activity is a fun, hands-on way for young children in Pre-K, Kindergarten, or first grade to practice matching capital and lowercase letters of the alphabet. Great for morning work, this helps kids practice visual discrimination while they learn the difference between what the capital and lowercase letter looks like for each letter! This set includes both upper and lowercase letters presented in alphabetical order and in random order, in color and in ink saving black and white. Includes 144 pages, there are SIX different versions provided of this Capital and Lowercase Alphabet Matching Cookie Sheet Activity with Plastic Letters, plus some printable letters.

Includes Alphabet Trace and Write Worksheets Printable Download
This set of worksheets is designed to give children practice in writing and recognizing the letters of the alphabet. One worksheet for every letter, plus student sized flashcards with upper and lower case letters each on their own flashcard, for extra practice! Children trace the letter and then practice writing the target letter on the lines provided. Includes 36 pages, with a worksheet for every letter in the alphabet.


Alphabet Formation - Video

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