Friday, December 26, 2014

All About the Letter A Independent Practice - Letter of the Week

The All About the Letter Aa Independent Practice Packet is the perfect accompaniment to the All About the Letter Aa SMARTBoard Activity. I have used a variety of the activities in both whole and small group instruction.

All About the Letter Aa Independent Practice contains the following:
  • Where is the Letter Aa? Find the upper and lowercase letter Aa out of a random group of letters. Then count how many uppercase and lowercase Aa’s and write the number at the bottom of the paper.
  • Where is the Letter Aa? Find the upper and lowercase letter Aa in the nursery rhyme, A Sailor Went to Sea. Then count how many uppercase and lowercase Aa’s and write the number at the bottom of the paper. Finally, practice writing the letter A.
  • Aa is for Astronaut. Help Andy Astronaut find the asteroid. Follow the upper and lowercase A’s to the asteroid.
  • Find, Graph, & Tally Count the number of objects and color in the matching number of squares.
  • Write. Find.  Practice writing the letter A. Find the picture that does not belong. Find the letter A out of a group of letters.
  • Big A, little a What Begins With A?  Draw a picture that begins with the letter Aa. Practice writing the letter Aa.
  • Which One Does Not Belong? Put an A on the pictures that do not begin with the Letter A. Put an X on the letter that does not belong.
  • Which One Comes Next?  Write the letter that comes next in the pattern. Use the pictures at the bottom of the page to finish the pattern.Sort Uppercase and Lowercase Letter Aa  Use the apples printed with the letters Aa, Bb, Cc, Dd, Ee, Sort the upper and lowercase letter Aa apples onto the matching apple trees.
  • Letter Aa Sorting Mat  Use the pictures and sort by beginning letter A sound onto the mat.
Directions: Print Sort Uppercase and Lowercase Letter A and the Letter Aa Sorting Mat on card stock and laminate for durability.

Georgia Early Learning and Development Standards:

Approaches to Play
APL2.4a Demonstrates eagerness to learn about and discuss new topics, ideas and tasks.
APL1.4a Takes initiative to learn new concepts and try new experiences. Initiates and completes new tasks by himself/herself.

Language and Literacy
CLL1.4a Listens and responds on topic to conversations and group discussions for an extended period.
CLL1.4b Listens to and follows multi-step directions.
CLL1.4c Extends/expands thoughts or ideas expressed.
CLL6.4c Isolates the initial (beginning) sounds in words with adult guidance.
CLL7.4a With prompting and support, recognizes and names some upper/lowercase letters of the alphabet.

CD-MA4.4b Sorts and classifies objects using one or more attributes or relationships.
CD-MA4.4c Creates and extends simple, repeating patterns.
CD-MA2.4b Counts at least 10 objects using one-to-one correspondence.

Cognitive Process
CD-CP3.4b Uses both familiar and new strategies to solve a problem.
CD-CP3.4c  With adult guidance and questioning determines and evaluates solutions prior to attempting to solve a problem.

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In My "a" Sound Box,  "Little a" looks for items that begin with the letter A to collect in his sound box. The book has repetitive text, word/picture correspondence, and improves vocabulary. I have bought the Kindle version of the book to project on the SMARTBoard. The kids love coming up and looking for objects that begin with the letter A or helping me turn the pages.

BUY>> My "a" Sound Box

AlphaTales (Letter A: The Adventure of Abby the Alligator)
What will Abby Alligator be? Maybe an artist, an astronaut or an actor. Share Abby's adventures in real world settings to teach and reinforce the letter A.

BUY>>  AlphaTales (Letter A: The Adventures of Abby the Alligator)

The Apple Pie Tree by Zoe Hall
The book contains colorful images which take you through the seasons of an apple tree. From a brown and bare winter to a ripe red fall… and finally a delicious apple pie you grew yourself.

BUY>> The Apple Pie Tree

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