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Alphabet Letter X X-Ray Theme Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Alphabet Letter X X-ray Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities, Worksheets and Crafts


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Science > What is an X-ray?

X-ray is a beam of high energy radiation that is able to pass through many kinds of solid materials. Scientists have found many uses for x-rays.

An x-ray is also a special photograph using such an x-ray beam. The photograph can be used to treat and examine the internal organs in an organism or body, such as identifying a broken bone or cavities in teeth.

Career exploration: Visit with a radiologic technologist that uses X-ray equipment @ View a real X-ray image. X-ray @

Spellings of X-ray(s) in English include the variants x-ray(s), xray(s), and X ray(s).

Alphabet Activities: Letter X is for X-ray

Display the poster and your option of printable activities.

Children Age 3 and under:

Print a letter X coloring page D'Nealian or Standard Block font and a x-ray coloring page behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate later. Discuss other letter X words found on the worksheet.

Finger Tracing: Trace letter X'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.

Children can trace and color the letter X's. After coloring the letter, encourage children to color the image and write the word x-ray on the finished coloring page.

Handwriting worksheet tips:

Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter, and explain 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.

Have the children find all the letter X's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle them.

Children ages 3+:

Letter X words: Letter X Worksheet Program and Mini-Book can be used as part of program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

You can also display letter posters and coloring pages or make a letter W home or classroom book. For related images visit: Letter X printable activities.

Letter X Word Search: The four word search game features a woodpecker and letter W words with pictures and handwriting practice.

Advanced independent handwriting practice:

1. Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw an X-Ray behind the page or print a X-ray coloring page.

2. Drawing and writing paper: Encourage children to draw and color a xiphias and write letter X x.

Complimentary activities:

Letter X X-ray · Dinosaur alphabet:

Standad block (coloring) (tracer)

D'Nealian (coloring) (tracer)

x-ray coloring page
X-ray coloring page

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