Handwriting Practice with a Chant

December 17, 2008 at 1:19 am | Posted in abc phonics, Elementary Class | Leave a comment
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page1a I have had good success with getting my elementary students to read with a combination of practicing phonics, and handwriting. At first I wasn’t sure if I should use handwriting with younger elementary age students, but I started and they love it. I don’t spend a lot of time with this each class, but at least a portion of each class is dedicated to practicing the phonics sounds, reading and writing.

New Materials-I have made some handwriting practice sheets, and even My First Handwriting Book a page of which is pictured here. Students can practice writing the letter, then a word that begins with the letter. I also made a free download chant that cooresponds with the vocabulary of this workbook. I recommend reading through the words with your students, then practice the chant while they point to the word in the book. Reading is also part memorization, so this simple exercise will help them memorize their first words! You can find all of these free materials on the Dream English phonics page here, let me know how it goes!

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