For students that are just learning to read for the first time being able to recognize letters of the alphabet is often one of the first steps toward literacy. While you may think it is an easy skill you need to take into account that students need to understand the order of letters, identify letters that are out of order and understand the difference between lower case and upper-case letters. Often the best way to prepare students with this skill is just practice. The alphabet song is something that we all have experience with, and it has been known to work wonders. These worksheets will be a great leap towards helping students learning their letters.
Technology can be a huge help towards improving these skills. There are wide range of games and apps available for mobile devices that help students' practice. Research has shown this that these types of activities can help improve letter comprehension at a high rate. We start students off by recognizing words that signify certain letters and writing the words. We then ask students to think of their own words working off of a given letter. The goal here is help students learn both their lower case and upper case letters whether it be by themselves or located at the front of words. We also work off filling in missing letters in an alphabetic series. As students progress through this series of worksheets, they will be gaining skills that can easily be pivoted to phonemic awareness and eventual reading. This skill correlates with improved early reading comprehension and language use.