In kindergarten we use the Wilson Fundations alphabet chart. The purpose of an alphabet chart is to help children make links between letters and sounds. The chart is to be used over and over again each day until the letters and sounds are internalized by the child. Then the child will use their letter/sound knowledge to help them when reading and writing.
We chant this alphabet chart daily in our classroom. Practicing this chart at home with your child will help them become a better reader and writer!
The chart should be read as follows:
A (letter name), apple, /a/ (letter sound)
B (letter name), bat, /b/ (letter sound)
C (letter name), cat, /c/ (letter sound) etc.
Please make sure your child is pointing to the letter and picture as they are reading the chart. Be careful not to add a vowel with the beginning sound. Chant the chart all way through without stopping.
Thank you so much for your support at home! :)