Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter I (long i sound). The presentation
ideally should be part of island themed activities and/or crafts.
Social studies > Geography > What is an island?
Ask children what is an island. An island
is an area of land smaller than a continent and surrounded by water on
all sides. Another word for island is isle. An islet is a
Look at an
atlas or globe and point out to some islands. Choose an island
to explore online, this can be an island that is a territory of a
country, for example Hawaii (a U.S.A. state) or another country, such
as a Caribbean island. The island topic is also appropriate
within a pirate
Alphabet Activity > Letter I is for Island
Explain that the word island exhibits the long i sound. The long
i sound is the same as the name of the letter I. This is also
true of all long vowel sounds.
Finger and Pencil Tracing: Trace letter I'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 (first presentation) or handwriting practice worksheet.
Encourage children to trace the dotted letter.
and demonstrate 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 I's: Have the children find all the
letter I's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle
or trace/shade them first.
Coloring Activity: Encourage
the children to color the image in the coloring page or
I Worksheet and Mini-Book:These materials can be to reinforce letter practice and to identify related letter words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet
Discuss other letter I words and images found in the worksheet. You can also display posters and
coloring pages or make a letter I classroom book. Visit Letter
I Printable Activities to make your choice.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
Print your choice of lined
paper, or drawing
and writing paper to draw and color an island scene
and practice handwriting.