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Here are printable materials and some
suggestions to present letter R. The presentation
ideally should be part of a an educational topic in the themes
column: sports and/or health and nutrition.
Sports > Roller skating > Roller skates
Roller skates are shoes, or frames that fit over a shoe, with four
to five small wheels made for skating on a hard surface. The
modern version of roller skates are inline skates. These usually
have four to five wheels arranged in a single line.
skating is a form of recreation and a sport. To prevent
injuries safety equipment is strongly recommended, including wrist
guards, knee, elbow pads, and a helmet.
Here is a beginner's
guide to roller skating.
Roller skates are inducted in the Toy
Hall of Fame.
Alphabet Activity: Alphabet Letter R is for Roller skates
Present and display your option of R Roller skates alphabet printable
materials listed in the materials column. Present and display the poster and distribute the coloring page or handwriting tracer.
* 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.
*Find the letter R's: Have the children find all the
letter R's in upper and lower case on the page and encourage them to circle
or trace/shade them first. Visit each child to make sure they
have identified the letter R's and then discuss the locations with the
Coloring Activity: Encourage the children to color the roller
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
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 four and six word search game features letter R
words with pictures and handwriting practice.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
1. Print your choice of printable
lined-paper. Have children draw a roller skating scene
behind the lined paper or print an roller
skating heart to color and decorate after writing practice.
and writing paper: encourage children to draw
and color a roller-skating scene and handwriting practice.
Books > Online Story > Sebastian's Roller Skates >
author Joan de Deu Pratt, illustrator Francesc Rovira
Themes > Overcoming shyness, learning a new skill such as
Visit Storyline Online
to listen to the story read to your child with illustrations from the
book. Print the activity
guide for this book.
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*coloring and writing materials