Reading the Alphabet: a FREE PreK Reading Curriculum

Reading the Alphabet~ a FREE 31-week reading curriculum for emergent readers | This Reading MamaThis curriculum is loosely based off a combination of the Montessori approach, Handwriting Without Tears, and word study.  Clip art: Microsoft Clip Art &

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What is Reading the Alphabet?

Reading the Alphabet is a FREE PreK reading curriculum designed for those Pre-Kinders who already know their letters and letter sounds, yet are not ready for a faster paced, full-blown Kindergarten curriculum. {This curriculum may also work for those younger Kindergartners who are struggling to master foundational phonics and phonological skills.}

The Curriculum Includes Work on These Seven Areas:

  1. Review and Application of Letters & Their Sounds (not in ABC order)
  2. Introduction and Practice with Beginning Sight Words (such as: the, a, see, I, etc.) 
  3. Phonological & Phonemic Awareness (playing with sounds in words)
  4. Book & Print Awareness (introducing vocabulary such as: title, word, period, etc.)
  5. Fine Motor Skills (cutting, gluing, tracing, beginning handwriting-formation of letters)
  6. Numbers 1-20 & Patterns
  7. Reading/Matching Basic CVC Words (via word families); this starts after the first vowel (a) is introduced

Each Lesson Includes Activities Such as:

  • an emergent reader for each week which reviews letter sounds, applies them to real words, and introduces sight words at an appropriate pace for a Pre-K’s literacy development
  • picture cards for each letter to apply beginning letter sounds via sound sorts and other activities
  • teaching of beginning sight words, introduced at a slower pace to match their development
  • a rhyming cut and paste activity
  • activities to work on syllables within words
  • cutting practice
  • making patterns activity via the letter sound of the week
  • a print awareness craft activity for each letter sound (similar to these)
  • a book/print awareness idea for each letter of the alphabet
  • beginning sight word puzzles & mazes
  • tracing/handwriting practice for each letter
  • activities to reinforce recognizing, counting, and one-to-one correspondence for #1-20
  • as the lessons progress, CVC words will also be introduced
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FREE Lesson Plans, Posts, & Printables

Lesson 1: Reading Letter T {sight word- a}

Lesson 2: Reading Letter F {sight word-the}

Lesson 3: Reading Letter P {sight word-see}

Lesson 4: Reading Letter M {sight word-I}

Lesson 5: Reading Letter C {sight word-look}

Lesson 6: Reading Letter A {sight word-at}

Lesson 7: The -AT Family {review of sight words}

Lesson 8: Reading Letter D {sight word-my}

Lesson 9: Reading Letter B {sight word-can}

Lesson 10: Reading Letter R {sight word-you}

Lesson 11: Reading Letter G {sight word-it}

Lesson 12: Reading Letter L- {sight word-for}

Lesson 13: Reading Letter I- {sight word-big}

Lesson 14: IG Word Family- {sight word review}

Lesson 15: Reading Letter H {sight word- and}

Lesson 16: Reading Letter K {sight word- me}

Lesson 17: Reading Letter N {sight word- is}

Lesson 18: Reading Letter Z {sight word- not}

Lesson 19: Reading Letter O {sight word- up}

Lesson 20: OT Word Family {sight word review}

Lesson 21: Reading Letter Q {sight word- am}

Lesson 22: Reading Letter J {sight word- to}

Lesson 23: Reading Letter V {sight word- go}

Lesson 24: Reading Letter W {sight word- we}

Lesson 25: Reading Letter E {sight word- little}

Lesson 26: ET Word Family {sight word review}

Lesson 27: Reading Letter X {sight word- in}

Lesson 28: Reading Letter Y {sight word- that}

Lesson 29: Reading Letter S {sight word- down}

Lesson 30: Reading Letter U {sight word- he}

Lesson 31: UG Word Family {sight word review}


Behind the Scenes Posts

These are some RTA organizational posts I’ve done. They may be helpful to you as you work with your child.

You are more than welcome to pick and choose only a few activities from each lesson to supplement what you’re already doing at home.  Also feel free to use every printable from each lesson.  I would suggest that you go to the library, or search through your own home library, to find books that go with each letter; so there’s a literature connection piece.  (For example, find turtle books to supplement with the letter T.)

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