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The Alphabet Learning Center
Activities Kit
PA4
The Alphabet, Digraphs & Blends Poster Set
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The Alphabet Chart
Student Mats
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Nancy Fetzer’s Alphabet Videos

The Alphabet Video

1) The Alphabet-Names and Sounds
This child-friendly, interactive video teaches the letter names and sounds of the alphabet utilizes auditory, visual, and tactile-kinesthetic cues that focus on directing the child to attend to how and where the sounds are produced and felt. Encourage him/her to watch this video (at home or school) to learn the names and sounds of each letter.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=o5e7Xb0FG0Q

2) The Alphabet-Names, Sounds, and Letter Writing
Nancy Fetzer takes the children through the alphabet, Aa-Zz, naming each letter, giving its sound, and showing the students how to form the letters.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/_GIvW8D8cpo The Alphabet: Student Independent Practice

3) The Alphabet-Teacher/Parent Instructions
Nancy explains the auditory, visual, and tactile-kinesthetic cues of her alphabet system. These cues help children attend to how and where the alphabet sounds are produced and felt.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UfzleKECS5A

Letter Sounds Videos

The adorable characters Ella, Ollie, and Chase help children practice each letter sound and letter name of the alphabet. Each video is close to ten-minutes in length. These videos are aligned to the Emergent Reading Kit.

Letter Sound: Aa
Letter Sound: Bb
Letter Sound: Cc
Letter Sound: Dd
Letter Sound: Ee
Letter Sound: Ff
Letter Sound: Gg
Letter Sound: Hh
Letter Sound: Ii
Letter Sound Jj
Letter Sound Kk
Letter Sound: Ll
Letter Sound: Mm
Letter Sound: Nn
Letter Sound: Oo
Letter Sound: Pp
Letter Sound: Qq and Uu
Letter Sound: Rr
Letter Sound: Ss
Letter Sound: Tt
Letter Sound: Qq and Uu
Letter Sound: Vv and Zz
Letter Sound: Ww
Letter Sound: Xx
Letter Sound: Yy
Letter Sound: Vv and Zz

Letter Writing Videos

Ella, Ollie, and Chase use "body write" and "sky write" physical motions for students to practice forming the uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet. These videos are aligned to the Emergent Reading Kit.

Letter Writing: Aa
Letter Writing: Bb
Letter Writing: Cc
Letter Writing: Dd
Letter Writing: Ee
Letter Writing: Ff
Letter Writing: Gg
Letter Writing: Hh
Letter Writing: Ii
Letter Writing Jj
Letter Writing Kk
Letter Writing: Ll
Letter Writing: Mm
Letter Writing: Nn
Letter Writing: Oo

Letter Writing: Pp
Letter Writing: Qq
Letter Writing: Rr
Letter Writing: Ss
Letter Writing: Tt

Letter Writing: Uu
Letter Writing: Vv
Letter Writing: Ww
Letter Writing: Xx
Letter Writing: Yy
Letter Writing: Zz

Writing the Letters

Teach children to write the letters of the alphabet through these fourteen child-friendly, interactive videos that are sequenced in order of instruction. Students repeatedly watch a video, master the skills, then progress to the next video. In order to simplify letter writing, students are first taught twelve shapes. Once they master the shapes, they then use different combinations of those shapes to write any letter of the alphabet. Whether learning the twelve shapes or specific letters of the alphabet, the students first practice writing the shapes with body motions and sky writing ( large motor activities), they then progress to whiteboard writing, and finally paper and pencil (fine motor activities).

1) Shapes–Large Motor Student Practice
Introduce Nancy Fetzer’s kid-friendly twelve shapes as the building blocks to form any letter of the alphabet.

Nancy guides the children through whole-body formation "body-write", extended arm with pointed finger "skywriting",
and fingers on palms "palm-writing" to build muscle-memory of the twelve shapes.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/VFSJtw3sLuE

2) Shapes–Fine Motor Student Practice on a Whiteboard
Transfer the large-motor muscle memory of the twelve shapes to fine-motor practice writing on a whiteboard.

Nancy Fetzer guides the children to write the twelve shapes using whiteboards. However, a tray of sand/rice, shaving cream spread on a table, or any tactile substance works well for this video.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/JsqV_b6BKss

3) Shapes–Fine Motor Student Practice with Paper and Pencil
Nancy Fetzer guides children in writing the twelve shapes utilizing pencil and paper.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/wf3OiDpBgsM

4) Shapes to Letters–Large Motor Student Practice (Aa-Ll)
Nancy Fetzer guides the students to use the previously-learned twelve shapes to form the capital and lowercase
letters, Aa-Ll.

Nancy uses "body-writing", "sky-writing", and "palm-writing" to practice the formations of these letters.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/9OpAD2Yp2L0

5) Shapes to Letters–Large Motor Student Practice (Mm-Zz)
Nancy Fetzer guides the students to use the previously-learned twelve shapes to form the capital and lowercase letters, Mm-Zz.

Nancy uses "body-writing", "sky-writing", and "palm-writing" to practice the formations of these letters.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/Eadixu2fouc

6) Letters–Student Practice with Whiteboard (Aa-Ff)
Nancy Fetzer guides the students to use the twelve shapes to write the letters Aa-Ff on a whiteboard.

Nancy guides the children to write on whiteboard. However, a tray of sand/rice, shaving cream spread on a table,
or any tactile substance works well for this video.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/PJRVaJKNfB4

7) Letters–Student Practice with Whiteboard (Gg-Ll)
Nancy Fetzer guides the students to use the twelve shapes to write the letters Gg-Ll on a white board.
Again, you may use whatever format works best for your student(s).
https://www.youtube.com/embed/X7wwcqYKl6A

8) Letters–Student Practice with Whiteboard (Mm-Rr)
Nancy Fetzer guides the students to use the twelve shapes to write the letters Mm-Rr on a whiteboard.
Again, you may use whatever format works best for your student(s).
https://www.youtube.com/embed/EBT5Y2Sl-mo

9) Letters–Student Practice with Whiteboard (Ss-Zz)
Nancy Fetzer guides the students to use the twelve shapes to write the letters Ss-Zz on a whiteboard.
Again, you may use whatever format works best for your student(s).
https://www.youtube.com/embed/DLs5PrAOUXs

10) Letters–Student Practice with Paper and Pencil (Aa-Ff)
Nancy Fetzer guides the students to use the twelve shapes to write the letters Aa-Ff with pencil and paper.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/BiSb_vS0tDQ

11) Letters–Student Practice with Paper and Pencil (Gg-Ll)
Nancy Fetzer guides the students to use the twelve shapes to write the letters Gg-Ll with pencil and paper.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/PHjNt1OuJbg

12) Letters–Student Practice with Paper and Pencil (Mm-Rr)
Nancy Fetzer guides the students to use the twelve shapes to write the letters Mm-Rr with pencil and paper.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/EwbAtVsfj9U

13) Letters–Student Practice with Paper and Pencil (Ss-Zz)
Nancy Fetzer guides the students to use the twelve shapes to write the letters Ss-Zz with pencil and paper.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/XOC-jy6TLOc

14) The Alphabet–Review and Student Practice
Nancy Fetzer takes the children through the alphabet, Aa-Zz, naming each letter, giving its sound, and showing
the students how to form the letters.
https://www.youtube.com/embed/_GIvW8D8cpo