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Alphabet Letter I Icicle
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets
Ask children what they think is an an icicle. An icicle is a pike of ice formed by the freezing of dripping water.
Explain that the word icicle 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 or handwriting practice worksheet. Encourage the children to trace the dotted letters, 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 worksheet.
Letter I words (long i sound): Letter I Worksheet and Mini Book (long I sound) These materiald can be used as part of a program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related letter i words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.
Discuss other letter I words and images found in the worksheet. You can also display other letter I posters and coloring pages or even make a letter I classroom book using coloring images or color posters. 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 icicles and practice handwriting letter I independently.
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Letter I Worksheet & Mini Book
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