By D4yAno3eNw3pU. Letter Worksheets. At Friday, January 10th 2020, 02:12:38 AM.
Ready to get your younger kids ready for a day of homeschool? Here are five amazing tips that will revolutionize your school day for younger students as well as your pre-schoolers who have mastered the art of disruption. Have a routine. If you are educating older brothers or sisters, younger children often want to be included. So include them. Treat them like the others as you begin your instruction time. Have them go through the motions of settling in to do some work. They will excuse themselves when they have had enough, which takes us to point number two.
NEVER use "skill and drill" worksheets. These are the worksheets just made up of columns of problems. There are better materials out there, so do not resort to skill and drill. The very worst problem of skill and drill worksheets is the greatly increased chance of a practiced mistake. The same problem will likely appear several times on the same sheet. A wrong answer once means a wrong answer several times; and a practiced mistake takes hundreds of correct repetitions to fix. This danger alone is important enough to never use any worksheet. I am quite serious about how difficult it is to repair a practiced mistake. Learning is hard enough. Re-learning is much more difficult.
Letter tracing: This is where you have a dotted line spelling out a word, with the picture next to the word, and the goal of the exercise is for students to practice writing while improving their phonetic skills. For instance, they might trace out the words for bat, ball, and basket. This is a really good, straightforward activity. Connect The Letter To The Correct Sound/Word: These are activities where you draw a line between a letter and the picture items that start with that letter. For instance, you had draw a line from the letter A to the word "Apple" and the letter L to the word "Lemon". This activity is good, but takes a lot of monitoring to make sure that students are correctly connecting the letters. It is best as a homework activity, where parents can help to make sure their children are correctly connecting the letters to the words.