Australian Animals Literacy Activities includes Australian animals pre-writing papers, Australian animals alphabet do-a-dot activity, and Australian animals alphabet writing papers. Allow students to progress from letter recognition, to pre-writing skills, to writing letters. Black and white options are available in this resource if you choose to use an ink saving option. This resource also comes with Australian animals book suggestions.
For pre-writing papers, choose which papers you want the students to use; place papers in your writing station (center). There is a blank paper with graphics only also. Place writing utensils. Allow children to trace the various marks. Allow children to use the blank paper to make their own pre-writing marks. This is good for fine motor as well as pre-writing practice.
For do-a-dot letters, pick which papers you want to use. Place the papers in your literacy station (center). Place washable markers alongside the papers. Allow children to do the letters with the markers. Encourage children to say the name of the letters aloud. Each paper includes a realistic graphic of an Australian animal and the beginning letter. This activity also helps with fine motor skills in addition to letter recognition.
For writing papers, choose which papers you want to use; place papers in your literacy station (center). Place writing utensils alongside the papers. Each paper includes a realistic graphic of an Australian animal as well as the beginning sound in uppercase and lowercase letter. Encourage children to try to write the letter on the line provided. There is also plenty of space on these writing papers for children to draw and/or make marks. If children are having difficulty copying the letters, this is fine! All that matters is that they are seeing the letters and are practicing writing skills whether that be pre-writing marks and scribbles, drawings, letter like marks, or fully formed letters.
This resource includes sixteen pages of activities in two different options including ink saving option.
* Total of 32 pages worth of activity options to choose
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