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LITERACY: Writing & the ABC’s. Ways to Learn the ABC’s … without holding a pencil!. GOODBYE SONG (Tune: Popeye the Sailor Man). - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • LITERACY: Writing & the ABCsWays to Learn the ABCs without holding a pencil!

  • GOODBYE SONG (Tune: Popeye the Sailor Man) The morning has just flown by I bet I can tell you why Ever since it's begun We've had so much fun Now it's time to say goodbye... Goodbye (clap clap) Goodbye (clap clap) It's time to say goodbye

  • Nonsense Stories #1Participate in the NonsenseStories by selecting a sentencesfrom one of the group of eight statements.

  • Nonsense Stories #2(Make up a story as you go)Use the formula to create another version of a story:Name a person or animal.Their means of transportation.Where the action is taking place.What he is doing there.Why he is doing it.An encounter with someone or something unexpected.What happens from this encounter.How it is resolved.

  • Story Telling

  • CURSED TEXTOn this, Sopt 1708, the rseidnets of Graves End fuoght a btatle agiasnt the priate Captain E. Ville Dewar and his wckied cerw. The btatle wnet on for tirheten dyas and edend Octoebr 31, when the ctizeins sank their sihp. Some say the veengful Captain apaeprs ervey Haloleewn to cuase msicheif in the twon. Msot cizitnes rfesus to bleeive in the ghsot leegnd, clalnig it nnonesse.

  • READING FACTS:Early Language and literacy (reading and writing) development begins in the first three years of life and is closely linked to a child's earliest experiences with books, stories, and interaction with people.

    A childs success in learning to read is affected more by reading related experiences that a child has BEFORE entering school than the reading related experiences a child has AFTER he/she enters school.

    Early literacy develops in real life settings through interactions with literacy materials and people.Signs Directions of food / labels / recipes / toysNewspaper Books

  • Most Importantly:Children who are READ to REGULARLY are better readers.If a child can SEE other people read, they will learn that READING is IMPORTANT!3 guarantees to improve language, raise a reader, and learn in school.READ, SING, and TALK with them

  • Handwriting

  • Childs NameTAKE THE TIME AND EFFORT TO LEARN HOW TO SPELL THE CHILDS NAME CORRECTLY!

    ALWAYS CONFIRM THE SPELLING OF A NAME UNTIL YOU HAVE IT MEMORIZED!

  • PRE-WRITING ActivitiesTwo skills are needed before a child can successfully write manuscript:Small muscle coordinationHand-eye coordination

  • SMALL MUSCLE Activities:Any activities where the child is using their fingers will help to develop these small muscles. Needed to hold a pencil and make basic strokesSome examples of activities are:Puzzles - building blocks, play dough, clay, rubber stamps, magnet letters, small cars and trucks, crayons, etc.

  • EYE-HAND CoordinationThis allows the childs hand to react to what the eye sees.These activities will help the child to develop writing skills:Drawing, tracing, cutting, painting, pasting, finger paints, typing (key boards) lacing cards, stringing items, etc.

  • As a child begins to use drawings to represent different ideas, they are beginning to write.Straight lines and circles begin to represent items in their lives.

  • Make writing & letters FUN!The majority of preschool children lack the small muscle control and eye-hand coordination, at first, for traditional writing methods.Provide a variety of ABC activities for the children.Early Writing/ABC activities:Without holding a pencilSensory letter activities Games, songs, booksLabel on items Word and letter recognition in familiar names and signs

  • MANUSCRIPT WRITINGZANER BLOSER First they learn curved and straight linesSecond they learn round letters (O, C) and curved letters (S, D).Curved letters that have intersections (B, R)Letters with diagonal lines (K, X) and horizontal lines (L, H)litoadcefgjqusbhprnvywkxz 12345678910Letters made with lines and circles are easiest

  • Handwriting TestToday is your handwriting test on correct printing.Write the entire Alphabet, numbers 1-10 and Your First and Last Name Correctly!

  • Create an Illustrated Storyand other activities

    Write your name VERY SLOWLY!*

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