Reading the Alphabet: Letter D (Lesson 8)

Reading the Alphabet, free preschool reading curriculumWe’re back on track with Reading the Alphabet!  I’d taken a 2 week break from posting due to my Word Study series with iHomeschool Network.  If you’re new to This Reading Mama, WELCOME!  If you want to know more about Reading the Alphabet or view any of the lessons we’ve done thus far, click on the image above or HERE.

 In Lesson 8, the focus is the letter D and the sight word my.

If you want to see all of the activities included for each section an activity in more detail, you can go to Lesson 1; in which I explicitly show how to implement these activities. These printables are protected by My Free Copyright.

Reading Letter D includes reading activities, such as:

reading D bookLetter Dd Book– student book, available in color and in black and white (reading with our witch fingers)

reader in pocket chart

Letter Dd Pocket Chart Version (to use with colored or black & white pictures). Construct the Letter Dd Book in a pocket chart word by word. Then, point and read along…great for concepts of print!

Sight Word Activities, such as:

preschool sight word search

Sight Word Search for the word my

 sight word poke page

my Poke Page– I’m amazed at how serious he gets over these!

Phonological Awareness Activities, such as:

syllable count and clip with letter d pictures

Syllable Count and Clip-count syllables and clip the number

initial sound sort in pocket chart

Sorting Picture Cards in Pocket Chart (I used picture cards from previous lessons)

Letter D Book/Print Awareness Skills, such as:

Donut Print Awareness- This was, by far, the biggest hit of the week!

donut print awareness craftDraw a donut, put on the glue, then sprinkle on the sprinkles…as many as you want.  Eat a few in the process.

gluing down a sentence-print awareness activityGlue down the sentence to match the picture.

D is for Direction- As we read, and did our print awareness activities, I reviewed where we start reading (left) and the direction in which we move; including the return sweep to the next row.

Letter D Handwriting

D Handwriting Practice

These tracer pages, made by Carisa, are awesome!

Letter D Math Games, such as:

20 grid for letter D

20-Grid– He used our dog stamp to stamp as he rolled the dice.  I originally saw this grid idea at Pre-Kinders.

D Cut and Pattern-

cutting letter d cards

Cut out the d cards…

cut and pattern activityand create patterns with them. (He’s gotten really good at making patterns, I’ve had to start making it really tricky.  This one did throw him for a loop.)

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  1. Katie Soper says:

    when I try to download the letter d lesson I keep getting a message that the file is corrupted. Any ideas?

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