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Highlight-a-Letter Activities

I have long been a fan of highlighters. They’re fun and florescent and I always appreciate the chiseled tip for writing with. Weird? Something tells…

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I have long been a fan of highlighters. They’re fun and florescent and I always appreciate the chiseled tip for writing with. Weird? Something tells me my teacher friends totally understand what I’m talking about. My students always appreciate a good highlighter, too, and well, any writing tool that isn’t a pencil or crayon. It’s like a special magic descends across the classroom the minute you hand them a highlighter.  They’re intrigued and focused and basically feel like a grown-up. This is a good thing when you are 4-, 5-, and 6-years-old.

It always amazes me how much using a highlighter increases student engagement, attention to task, and activity completion. This is a set of alphabet activities that use a highlighter (or dry erase marker) to help students practice letter recognition and identification, phonemic awareness and handwriting. There are six different activity mats included. Check them out over at The Inspired Apple! #preschool #kindergarten #firstgrade #secondgrade #literacy #ELA #literacycenters #letterpractice #school #teacher #alphabet

Some of my favorite activities to do with the kindergarten and first grade crowd, particularly at the beginning of the school year, as they’re learning their letters, or for extra practice, are highlight-a-letter mats. There are six total mats, each with a different focus and emphasizing either letter recognition and identification, phonemic awareness and/or handwriting.

It always amazes me how much using a highlighter increases student engagement, attention to task, and activity completion. This is a set of alphabet activities that use a highlighter (or dry erase marker) to help students practice letter recognition and identification, phonemic awareness and handwriting. There are six different activity mats included. Check them out over at The Inspired Apple! #preschool #kindergarten #firstgrade #secondgrade #literacy #ELA #literacycenters #letterpractice #school #teacher #alphabet

This mat focuses on phonemic awareness. Students say the name of the picture in the box at the top left, noting the beginning sound. Then, they say the name of the pictures in the grid, highlighting the pictures whose beginning sound match that of the picture in the box. There is another mat similar to this, but the box contains a letter instead of a picture. They must know the letter-sound relationship in order to locate the pictures that begin with the sound.

It always amazes me how much using a highlighter increases student engagement, attention to task, and activity completion. This is a set of alphabet activities that use a highlighter (or dry erase marker) to help students practice letter recognition and identification, phonemic awareness and handwriting. There are six different activity mats included. Check them out over at The Inspired Apple! #preschool #kindergarten #firstgrade #secondgrade #literacy #ELA #literacycenters #letterpractice #school #teacher #alphabet

This mat focuses on letter recognition and identification. There is a lowercase version, too. Students highlight letters that match the letter in the box at the top left.

It always amazes me how much using a highlighter increases student engagement, attention to task, and activity completion. This is a set of alphabet activities that use a highlighter (or dry erase marker) to help students practice letter recognition and identification, phonemic awareness and handwriting. There are six different activity mats included. Check them out over at The Inspired Apple! #preschool #kindergarten #firstgrade #secondgrade #literacy #ELA #literacycenters #letterpractice #school #teacher #alphabet

This mat focuses on letter recognition and identification, along with handwriting.  There is an upper- and lowercase version. It always amazes me how much using a highlighter increases student engagement, attention to task, and activity completion. This is a set of alphabet activities that use a highlighter (or dry erase marker) to help students practice letter recognition and identification, phonemic awareness and handwriting. There are six different activity mats included. Check them out over at The Inspired Apple! #preschool #kindergarten #firstgrade #secondgrade #literacy #ELA #literacycenters #letterpractice #school #teacher #alphabet

Alternatively, if you wanted to save on printing or reuse the mats, simply slide them into plastic sleeves and use with a dry erase marker, which are guaranteed to be just as fun as a highlighter. It always amazes me how much using a highlighter increases student engagement, attention to task, and activity completion. This is a set of alphabet activities that use a highlighter (or dry erase marker) to help students practice letter recognition and identification, phonemic awareness and handwriting. There are six different activity mats included. Check them out over at The Inspired Apple! #preschool #kindergarten #firstgrade #secondgrade #literacy #ELA #literacycenters #letterpractice #school #teacher #alphabet

If you’re interested in using these activities in your classroom, CLICK HERE! I can almost guarantee your kiddos will LOVE them!

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 If you’re interested in more activities that support learning the letters and sounds of the alphabet, check out THIS POST. It includes a resource that has been a game changer in thousands of classroom across the county!

This intervention curriculum is the perfect program to implement with students who struggle with letter identification. Teachers love this Common Core Standards-based program that focuses on letter identification and recognition in a simple, easy-to-follow format that has proven itself through student success. There are several activities for each letter of the alphabet, with picture samples for easy reference. It's easily stored in a binder to keep your small group time organized and efficient. Though recommended as an intervention for kindergarten and first grade, it could easily be used in preschool and second grade, too. It's also great for ELL and ESL students and a definite must-have for teachers, interventionists, and Title I and reading teachers alike!

I also LOVE this preschool skills workbook for the five-and-under crowd! It’s full of SO many skill-based activities, including alphabet activities! Learn more HERE!

Big Letter Names are a fun way to help you preschoolers learn to build, create, and spell their names! These printable letters were created to be highly visual and tangible so that your child or student can manipulate and see them with ease. Learning the letters in their names also helps with letter recognition and identification. These letters can be used at home and in the classroom for other activities, too, including alphabetical order, building sight words, learning the letters of the alphabet, creating a bulletin board, and more! #preschool #preschooler #kindergartener #kindergarten #teacher #firstgrade #makingnames #activities #printable #tactile #engaging #fun #learning #backtoschool

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2 comments

  1. Hi – I am looking for Highlight-a-letter by Abby Mullins, 2012. I had it and printed a portion for my files and for some reason, I am unable to locate it. Tried TPT without luck. I’d like to be able to send this to our class for their at home learning. Your assistance is appreciated.

    Thank you, Patricia Bain

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