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Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter B. Review related topics in the themes column and visit the bear themed activities and crafts.
Alphabet Activity: Letter B is for Bear
Present and display your option of alphabet printable materials listed in the materials column.
Finger and Pencil Tracing:
*Trace letter B's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the letter. Invite the children to do the same on their coloring page. Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil and demonstrate the direction of the arrows and numbers that help them trace the letter correctly. During the demonstration, you may want to count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the number order aids them in the writing process.
Find the letter B's: Have the children find all the letter B's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle or trace/shade them first. Visit each child to make sure they have identified the letter B's and then discuss the locations with the poster.
Letter B words: Letter B Worksheet and Mini-Book. This worksheet and matching mini- book can be used as part of Letter B program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related b words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.
Discuss other letter B words and images: First 'brainstorm' and ask the children about other words that have that beginning sound and write them on a board (dry erase board) as the children come up with example. You can print letter B in a different bright color to make it stand out. If you have illustrated alphabet books you can also use images in them. You can also display other B posters and coloring pages or even make a letter B classroom book using coloring images or color posters. Visit Letter B Alphabet Printable Materials to make your choice.
1a. Alphabet Letter B Bear Flash Card Format: color or coloring page version. You can present this as a poster and discuss each frame or cut out the different sections (flash cards) and present them separately on a board - which ever you feel works best. Later the children can color and assemble a small homemade mini-book using the coloring page version.
2. Presentation - Flash card format: Present the first section of the flashcard - letter B b -- trace the upper and lower case letters with your finger to demonstrate how these are written and sound out the letter Bb. Discuss other words that start with the B. The word list below has links to images to print or show from screen).
Letter B Word Search and Handwriting Practice
The word search game features the bear and other letter B words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper. Have children draw a bear or select and print a bear coloring page to color and decorate after writing practice.
2. Drawing and writing paper: encourage children to draw and color a bear and practice writing letter B b.
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