Instructors can use the following worksheets to introduce the English alphabet to beginning readers.

These worksheets will help teach young students both the upper case and lower case forms of each of the twenty-six letters in the English alphabet. Each letter pack contains a picture poster for the student to color, a handwriting practice guide, and a letter search grid. Each search grid page also contains an exercise in which the student must identify the letters that come before and after a given letter prompt. The worksheets on this page range from identifying to drawing to penmanship to saying the letters of the alphabet. Fun Fact: Letters are called upper and lower case because early printing press operators kept the letter forms in two separate cases.

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Printable Alphabet Worksheets

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Aa Poster

Letter A Poster

Alligators eat apples in the aquarium.

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Letter A Writing Practice Worksheet

Letter "A" Writing Practice

Extend that pencil for extra help.

Letter A Search Worksheet

Letter "Aa" Letter Search

Hint: There are 8 As and 7 as. What letter comes after is also included.

Bb Letter Poster Worksheet

Letter B Poster

We advise you to color the balloon to make it stick out better.

Letter Bb Writing Worksheet

Letter B Writing Practice

Loops and lines that's what it's all about.

Letter B Search Worksheet

Get those letters in order

A letter search for the letter Bb, followed by letter sequence fills.

Letter C Poster

A Piece of Cake Letter C

You can always go for Both Ccs with a "Cupcake".

Letter C Handwriting Practice Worksheet

C Handwriting Practice

The letter C is just a large curve.

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Letter C Search Worksheet

C Search

Find all the letter Ccs you can find.

Letter D Worksheet

Letter D Poster

A nice display that is very ducky.

Letter D Handwriting Worksheet

Letter D Handwriting Practice

The straight line into the loop is the hardest move here.

Letter D Search Worksheet

Search For Ds

Recognizing the letter D is not that bad.

Letter E Poster

E is for Elephant

A gray of pinkish elephant will make it happen.

Letter E Writing Worksheet

Letter E Writing Sheet

There is a drastic difference between the approach to the upper case and lower case letter here.

Letter E Search Worksheet

Search for E

Find that one that has the letter E in it.

F Poster

Letter F Poster

Get your green crayon ready for this one.

F Handwriting Worksheet

F Handwriting Practice

You have plenty of room to fit this one in there.

F Search Worksheet

F Search

The best part of this one is finding the area where you need new letters.

Letter G Poster

G is for Grapes

These are some sweet red grapes; or are they green?

G Writing Worksheet

G Writing Practice

Who doesn't need more work on their lower case f?

F Letter Worksheet

F Letter Search

Find all the Fs in the matrix of letters.

H Poster

H is for Hat

You will need at least two different colors for this one.

H Writing Worksheet

H Writing Practice

You will write this in two fonts and in upper and lower case.

Letter H Search Worksheet

Letter H Search

Hs are a bit tricky for most people to think about.

I Poster

I is for igloo Poster

There are so many more relevant words that start with "i", but igloos are so cool!

I Writing Worksheet

I Writing Practice Sheet

You will notice slight font differences for your enhanced learning opportunity.

I Search Worksheet

I Search

Who doesn't need help finding their eyes? Hard to find without a mirror, I guess.

J Poster

J Poster

When ever my son hurt himself under the age of 7, that was his excuse as to why he hurt himself. He "jumped"!

J Handwriting Worksheet

J Handwriting

I think we all need help with our Js.

J Letter Search Worksheet

J Letter Search

For some odd reason students get the second column mixed up with the first on this worksheet.

K Poster

K Poster

Flying kites are big business at Cape Cod.

K Handwriting Worksheet

K Handwriting Practice

This is the one letter that experts agree is the hardest to discern between UPPER and lower case when evaluating.

K Search Worksheet

K Search

Where are all those Ks?

L Poster

L is for Lamp Poster

A really nice silhouette to display on your class wall.

L Writing Worksheet

L Writing Practice

There is a drastic difference between the two on this one.

L Letter Search Worksheet

L Letter Search

Where are all those Ls?

M Poster

M Poster

Do you have mouses by your house? Yeah, not many of us do.

M Practice Worksheet

M Practice Sheet

Try to have students fill in that sentence.

M Search Worksheet

M Search

We left capital Ns out of this one on purpose. It confuses many younger students.

N Poster

N Poster

This isn't the most pronounced nose out there.

N Practice Worksheet

N Practice

See if you can fit at least 5 letters on each line.

N Search Worksheet

N Search

I wish students could have more practice on this one.

O Letter Poster

O Letter Poster

Octopus is the singular, octopi is an erroneous plural.

Letter Practice Worksheet

O Letter Practice

Practice makes perfect on this one.

O Search Worksheet

O Search

I wish we could add zero's to this search.

P Poster

P is for pumpkin

You will need a green and orange crayon for this poster.

P Handwriting Worksheet

P Handwriting Practice

Students need to work hard on this lower case letter.

P Search Worksheet

P Search

This pop quiz throws off a lot of students.

Q Poster

Q Poster

The queen makes this one hard.

Q Practice Worksheet

Q Practice

We can make a whole of mistakes with this letter.

Q Search Worksheet

Q Search

Students usually sail through this one.

R Poster

R Poster

This piece of jewelry is slightly being phased out. I expect to see it have a major come back.

R Letter Worksheet

R Letter Practice

Students need to really work to define that lower case letter.

R Search Worksheet

R Search

The capital letter is super defined here.

S Poster

S Poster

I still think that sneaker, though a harder word, would have more relevance for todays' students.

S Letter Worksheet

S Letter Practice

Everyone needs more reps working on there Ss.

S Search Worksheet

S Search

For some reason students circle a lot of Cs on this sheet.

T Poster

T is for Tuba

I think turtle would be more common place for students.

T Handwriting Worksheet

T Handwriting Practice

Concentrate hard on that t.

T Letter Search Worksheet

T Letter Search

This letter really helps to form a great penmanship routine.

U Letter Worksheet

U Letter Poster

Umbrellas are not used as much as they have in the past.

U Handwriting Worksheet

U Handwriting Practice

Make sure that students properly gap their letter here.

U Search Worksheet

U Search

Under space your Us here.

V Poster

V Poster

Don't get distracted by the mouse here.

V Handwriting Worksheet

V Handwriting Practice

Make sure that your lowercase letters are properly set in height.

V Search Worksheet

V Search

The letter "u" does trip up some students.

Ww Poster

Ww Poster

These are truly jewelery these days. Everyone uses there phone to tell time now.

Ww Poster Worksheet

W Writing Practice

You would be amazed by the number of students that don't own a watch these days.

W Search Worksheet

W Search

We focused on using letters that didn't protrude the perimeter of the puzzle.

X Poster

X Poster

The letters are usually easier for students to grasp.

X Writing Worksheet

X Writing Practice

Focus on writing those lower case letter to high.

X Letter Search Worksheet

X Letter Search

The Ws throw students off many times.

Y Poster

Y is for Yarn

I would definitely plan on visually showing students what yarn is.

Y Handwriting Worksheet

Y Handwriting Practice

Curl that lower case letter properly.

Y Search Worksheet

Y Search

The letter v is the biggest distract-or here.

Z Poster

Z is for Zebra Poster

This striped animal poster is always a winner.

Z Handwriting Worksheet

Z Handwriting Practice

Practice this often and early.

Z Letter Search Worksheet

Z Letter Search

This rounds off our alphabet worksheets.

What is the Alphabet?

An alphabet is well accepted series of symbols and letters that represent spoken languages. In the English language the alphabet consists of twenty-six letters. Each letter has an uppercase and lowercase letter form. Five of the letters are speech sounds that are made by the vocal cords. We call these five letters (a, e, I, o, and u) vowels. Two of these vowels (A and I) signify words in the proper context. The vowel E is the most commonly used letter in the English language. The remaining letters are called consonants. The least commonly used letter in writing in Z. Did you know: Until 1835 the ampersand symbol (&) was considered the twenty-seventh letter. The word alphabet comes from the first two letters of the Greek alphabet (alpha and beta).

How to Teach Kids the Alphabet?

Reading correctly is an important accomplishment for children. However, before they can start reading, we must first teach them the alphabet —letterforms, the names of each letter, and letter phonetics. Teaching letters could be a lot of fun and easy. This article will give you tips on how to teach kids the alphabet.

1. Sing Songs About the Alphabet

We're all familiar with the classic alphabet song "A-B-C-D, E-F-G." That's a fantastic place to begin. There are, however, other alphabet songs that may spice up your playlist and help youngsters learn the letters in a number of ways.

One key element to remember is that children should progress from singing a song to being able to recite and recognize letters without the aid of music.

2. Play Games Where You Match Letters

It's simple to set up an alphabet matching game. You may have a poster with the letters in enormous fonts. Individual paper or magnets letters that are the same size as the printed letters should be used. Instruct the kids to match the alphabet on the chart with their cut-outs. What happens to "B"? Place the cut-out letter "B" over the poster board's printed "B." Encourage them to try with all of the other letters.

3. Each Week, Start a New 'Alphabet Box'

You may go a step further with the weekly curriculum by making a box that kids can open to find things corresponding to that letter.

For instance, during the letter "P" week, your preschoolers may open (or even unlock) a box containing a pear, stuffed penguin, a pencil, pineapple slices, and so on. In fact, don't inform the kids what alphabet the 'treasure' box symbolizes immediately. Challenge them to figure out which letter they'll be covering that week just by looking at the items in the box. This may be a fun and imaginative method to get your kids excited about the next week and work as a team to find a solution.

4. With Each Letter, Use Transdisciplinary Learning to Improve Letter Connections

As repeating an alphabet over and over might get tedious, you can spice things up by including relevant teachings. You might begin by focusing on a single week's alphabet. Then present interdisciplinary topics that are still related during the day.

If you're learning about the letter "B," for example, you may also learn about the color "blue," since it begins with "B." Ask the children what items are blue.

5. If You're Teaching the Alphabet Using Flashcards, Make Sure They're Reasonable

The alphabet is mostly about memorizing rather than any theoretical work; therefore, flashcards are a terrific way to help. Pre-made flashcards, on the other hand, might be quite perplexing at times.

Note that you're not learning phonetics, complicated vocabulary, or pronunciation at this point. First, youngsters must be able to identify and understand the letters. Use the most basic flashcards possible, with the most basic images of things and creatures that children can identify.

6. Feed Your Toddler Foods Shaped Like Letters

Why not have a baking session with the preschoolers while we're on the subject of interdisciplinary alphabet learning? They can prepare a fun and tasty snack using letter-shaped cookie cutters. Try commercially available letter-shaped cookies if you want to take it easy. These are available at IKEA. Ask your child to identify the letter of the alphabet they're going to consume. It may be a reward for doing it correctly if you eat it!