| Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter I (long i sound). The presentation
ideally should be part of a homes
and house theme or polar theme
(Arctic or Antarctica).
Social studies > What is an igloo? A snowhouse (or snow house) or a snow hut.
Ask children what they think is an igloo. Discuss
some basic facts and show some images. Look and compare to
other types of dwellings.
Alphabet Activity > Letter I is for Igloo
Present and display poster, and distribute your option of printable
activities listed in the materials column.
Explain that the word igloo exhibits the short i sound.
Examples: igloo, iguana, and ink
Finger and Pencil Tracing:
Trace letter I's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the
letter. Invite the children to do the same on your choice of coloring
page or handwriting practice worksheet. Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter
with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil
and explain the direction of the arrows and numbers (on the
upper right corner) 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 I's: Have the children find all the
letter I's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle
or trace/shade them first.
Coloring or Painting Activity: Encourage the children to color the igloo scene.
Letter I words (hard g sound): Letter
I Worksheet and Mini Book. These materials can be used
to reinforce letter practice and to identify related I words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
Discuss other letter I words and images found in the worksheet. If you have illustrated alphabet books you
can also use images in them. You can also display letter I posters and
coloring pages or make a letter I classroom book. For
related images visit: Letter
I Printable Activities.
Search & Handwriting Practice
(select short I version)
The four-word search game features the igloo and letter I words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced Handwriting Practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper. Have children draw and color an igloo behind the lined
paper or select and print a igloo
coloring page to color after writing practice.
2. Drawing and writing paper: encourage children to draw
and color an igloo and practice writing
letter I i.
craft using sugar cubes. External link at dltk-holidays.com
| [in Spanish]
Letter I Worksheet & Mini-Book
D'Nealian and Standard font
Search & writing
(select short I version)
lined-paper (various styles)
| Writing paper