In K-1, we use Fountas and Pinnell's alphabet linking chart to help students memorize letter names and their sounds. The pictures on the chart serve as a visual reminder for students of what sound each letter makes. Students have also learned a physical movement that corresponds to each picture on the chart. Those movements are listed below and a video of the motions can be viewed here. For a link to individual letter videos, click on the letter below.
Alphabet Chart Movements
A: Biting into an apple B: Bear ears C: Cat whiskers D: Dog paws E: Making an egg-shape with your arms overhead F: Put your hands together and make a fish swimming G: Goat horns H: Pretend to take off your hat, because it's hot I: Use two fingers to make an iguana, pretend the iguana is walking up your arm J: Twist open a jar K: Fly a kite L: Lick a leaf M: Nibble like a mouse N: Create a nest/cradle with your arms O: Wiggle your arms like an octopus P: Push up your nose like a pig Q: Put on a crown like a queen R: Raise your hand and show off your ring S: Pretend to smell stinky songs T: Pretend to come out of a turtle shell U: Open an umbrella V: Play the violin W: Wash a window X: Make an X with your arms Y: Pull apart yarn Z: Make zebra stripes up your body
Sight Word Sequence
Sight Words Sight words are high frequency words we will teach students to recognize on the spot! As a class we will study one word a week, starting with the word the. We will follow the sequence of the chart on the right, moving from right to left and from red to purple.
Sight Word Songs In K-1, we use sight word songs to help students learn our sight words. Click on the sight word you want to practice below to go to that sight words' video. We use Heidi Songs for most of our videos.