If you have preschoolers and kindergarteners who are eager to learn, you may be wondering what Order to Teach Letter Recognition.
When I was a child, I learned the letters of the alphabet from A to Z, but you no longer have to introduce them in order.
Research says that there is a better way of teaching letter recognition to your pre-readers.
When you are teaching your kids, you want to first create a literacy-rich environment by having letters and words posted throughout your classroom or home.
You also want to incorporate letters into your children’s play and provide them with a variety of letter recognition activities.
Order To Teach Letter Recognition:
The first set of letters to introduce to your kids are s, a, t, p, i, n.
The combination of these letters make up the word families: “at,” “an,” “it,” “ip,” “ap,” and “in.”
After learning these letters, your kids can begin learning and blending sounds to make the most frequent words.
Next, your children should learn the letters c, k, e, h, r, m, d, g, o, l, f, and b.
You will want to break this set up into at least two or more groups and teach one group at a time.
With these letters, your kids make more word families. They can also add to the letters that they have learned to create CVC words.
Finally, you can teach your preschoolers and kindergarteners the letters q, u, j, z, w, v, y, and x.
You can break this set up into different groups too.
These letters are not as frequently used in words, but once your kids learn them they will know all the ABC’s.
Letter Recognition Order:
Your pre-readers need to learn all 52 capital and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
When you are introducing the letters, start with the lowercase ones.
Lowercase letters are used more in print and will help your children as they begin learning how to write.
As you are teaching your students, it is important to use different letter recognition strategies to meet the needs of all your learners.
You also want to provide them with a variety of different resources and activities to practice the concepts and skills that they are learning.
You May Also Like These Alphabet Resources:
More Letter Recognition Resources:
These letter recognition resources are helpful to use as you are teaching letter recognition to your preschoolers and kindergarteners.
- Letter Recognition Activities
- Letter Recognition Games
- Alphabet Sequence Worksheets from Homeschool Preschool
- Letter Recognition Cards
- Letter of the Week Crafts from Crystal and Comp