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Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter I (long i sound). The iguana theme presentation ideally should be part of reptiles theme activities and/or crafts.
Science > Animals > Reptiles > What is an iguana?
An iguana is a large lizard found mostly in the warmer parts of Central and South America. Many iguanas have a ridge of spines down the middle of the back. Unlike other lizards, iguanas eat only plants. Some kinds of iguanas are endangered.
Online resources for the iguana:
* I is for Iguana at Wikijunior | info at Wikipedia.org
* Green Iguana | Marine Iguana at National Geographic
Alphabet Activity: Alphabet Letter I is for Iguana
Present the letter I Iguana six-piece online jigsaw puzzle to practice problem solving and view letter I in upper and lower case. Adjust number or pieces using the Change Cut button on the left.
Present and display your option of printable materials listed in the materials column.
Explain that the word iguana exhibits the short i sound. Examples: igloo, insect, and ink
Letter I words (long i sound): Letter I Activity Worksheet and Mini Book (short I sound) This page and matching mini book can be used as part of Letter I program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related letter I words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.
Discuss other letter I 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 I 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 I posters and coloring pages or even make a letter I classroom book using coloring images or color posters. Visit Letter I Printable Materials to make your choice.
Letter I Word Search & Handwriting Practice (select short I version)
The four- word search game features the iguana and letter I words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
Print your choice of lined paper, or story paper to draw an iguana and practice handwriting. Print an iguana coloring image #1 or #2 on the blank side of the lined-paper.
Iguana activities > Crafts > External links
1. Craft sticks and woodsies iguana craft with adult help
2. Special craft: Marine Iguana Paper Sculpture
This craft is complex and for adult assembly. It is a wonderful educational piece.
Online Jigsaw Puzzle > Iguana
Objective: Using the computer mouse and problem solving skills.
Have fun with an online puzzle of a fun iguana that can be adapted from 6 pieces to 247. The whole family can have a try. Click on the Change Cut button to adjust number and shape of pieces.
*coloring and writing materials
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