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Xiphias gladius is the binomial or species name of the swordfish.
is a large fish that has a long, sharp upper jaw that looks like a
sword. Swordfish live in warm seas and are used for food or
Letter X is for Xiphias gladius (Swordfish)
Present the letter X Xiphias six-piece online
jigsaw puzzle to practice problem solving and view letter X in
upper and lower case.
Present and display your option of printable
activities listed in the materials column.
Finger and Pencil 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. 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.
Find the letter X's: Have the children find all the
letter X's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle
or trace/shade them first.
Letter X words: Letter
X Worksheet and Mini-Book program: These materials can be used
to reinforce letter practice and to identify related X words as a
beginning sound and ending sound. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
Discuss other letter X words and images found in the worksheet. You can also display letter X posters and
coloring pages and make a letter X 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 Xiphias
paper: Encourage children to draw and color a Xiphias and
write letter X x.