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Alphabet Letter X Xiphias gladius (swordfish) Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

Alphabet Letter X Xiphias gladius (swordfish) Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

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  • sheet protectors for handwriting worksheets for repeated use

Animals > Ocean · Aquatic > Fish > Xiphias gladius > Swordfish

Xiphias gladius is the species name of the swordfish, and the only species within the genus Xiphias. Species and genus are taxonomic categories to organize and classify organisms.

The swordfish is a large edible marine fish with a streamlined body and a long flattened swordlike snout, related to the billfishes and popular as a game fish. Swordfish live in warm seas, and lose their scales and teeth by adulhood. sport.

Alphabet Activities: Letter X is for Xiphias gladius (swordfish)

Display the poster and your option of printable activities.

Children Age 3 and under:

Print a letter X coloring page in standard block or D'Nealian font and a Xiphias 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 Xiphias 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 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 a Xiphias behind the page or print a coloring page.

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

Coloring pages:

Letter X · Ocean > Fish >