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Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter R.  The presentation ideally should be part of reindeer themed activities and/or crafts.  

Present some information, images, a picture book and a craft activity to acquaint children with the reindeer before the alphabet activity. 

Alphabet Activity:  Alphabet Letter R is for Reindeer

Present and display your option of letter R alphabet printable materials listed in the materials column.

* Finger and Pencil Tracing:
Trace letter R'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 the children to trace the dotted letters with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil 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.

Letter R words (initial consonant sound)Letter R Activity Worksheet and Mini Book
This worksheet and matching mini book can be used as part of Letter R program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related R words.  Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

Discuss other letter R words and images:  First 'brainstorm' and ask the children about other words that have that beginning sound and write them on a board (dry erase board) as the children come up with example.  You can print letter R in a different bright color to make it stand out.  If you have illustrated alphabet books you can also use images in them. You can also display other R posters and coloring pages or even make a letter R classroom book using coloring images or color posters.  Visit Letter R Printable Materials to make your choice.

Letter R Word Search & Handwriting Practice
The six word search game features a reindeer and letter R words with pictures and handwriting practice.


Advanced independent handwriting practice:

1.  Print your choice of printable lined-paper and a reindeer coloring page behind the page.  Encourage children to color or draw a reindeer after writing practice.
 
2.  Drawing and writing paper  Encourage children to draw and color a reindeer and write letter R r.

Letter R Activity Worksheet and Mini-book
Letter R Worksheet & Mini-Book
Available in D'Nealian & Standard block format


Color poster
D'Nealian
Standard


Coloring page
D'Nealian
Standard


R Reindeer Handwriting Practice Worksheet
Handwriting Worksheet
D'Nealian

Standard


Word search & writing


Drawing  | Writing Paper
or


Printable lined-paper
(various styles)

Reindeer coloring pages

*coloring and writing materials



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