This is a PowerPoint version of our Letter of the Week Focus Wall. This gives children daily practice in the identification of the alphabet, and also in recognizing those letters in various fonts. This Pre-K/TK version has the Letters and Sounds song lyrics included. (NOTE: Audio is NOT included.)
This is a PowerPoint version of our Letter of the Week Focus Wall. This gives children daily practice in the identification of the alphabet, and also in recognizing those letters in various fonts. This Pre-K/TK version has the Letters and Sounds song lyrics included, whereas the K/1st grade version contains our Alphabet Formation song lyrics instead. Otherwise, they are identical in every other way.
Please note: This set does NOT include the audio files for the songs. If you want this product in the Google Slides format with audio, they are available on Heidi's Teachers Pay Teachers store here.
When you display each slide, the kids will:
- Say the letter name and sound
- Sing/chant the song for each letter (Audio files are NOT included for the letters, find us on Spotify to sing along! The VIDEO is an additional rental fee on our streaming site, Uscreen.)
- Draw the letter in the air
- Do the “Alphabet Action” (such as “run” for the letter R in the top right of the chart.)
-Give a thumbs up or down if the letter shown is the letter of the week (there are ten practice slides for each letter for this.)
-Build the letter with anything they have, such as cereal, pennies, blocks, etc.
-Listen to clues to some beginning sound words, and guess what word it is. Kids can say it, draw it, or go find one, etc.
During the "Guess What" interactive portion, use the student clue cards you will find in a PDF in the zip file. We've included both color and black and white versions of each picture on the slides. First have the kids cut out the cards. Then, while you read the clues, have the students look for the picture that the clue is describing and hold it up! This allows the children to respond non-verbally if necessary, with no need to mute or unmute! Naturally, you can still call on a child to answer if you prefer! Have fun! Please note that some letters have fewer pictures than others. Each letter has anywhere from two to five pictures.
This keeps the kids actively engaged and it’s tons of fun! You may also wish to have them tell you if the letter is a vowel or a consonant, or tell which letter comes before or after in ABC order, whether the letter is tall or short, etc.
We recommend that you do some motions with the songs/chants. You can make up your own, or download a written description of our motions from our website here. If you subscribe to our video subscription service, you can also check the motions there, too. (Again, audio is NOT included in this PowerPoint set.)
Our original product, the Letter of the Week Focus Wall, is printable and sized to fit on a pocket chart, as in the photo in the previous page. However, this version is designed to be used digitally, (either online, or in person to project it in an extra large format.) So, although you could print it, each of these PowerPoint slides is probably too large for most pocket charts.
These slides have been redesigned to be more eye catching and “prettier” than our print version, too! However, the basic content is the same. Please note that when you purchase one product, this is only a license for use in one teacher’s class.
You may or may not wish to display every single slide for each letter, depending on your instructional goals. Thankfully, it is very easy to “hide” certain slides in the file. For example, I do not always use the Letter Practice slides at the end each slide deck with my Transitional Kindergartners (TKs) due to their attention span and time constraints, but you may wish to do so. To hide a slide, first select it, then go to the menu. Please note that this product is NOT EDITABLE beyond the ability to skip the slides you do not wish to display.
Again, this set does NOT include the audio files for the songs. If you want this product in the Google Slides format with audio, they are available on Heidi's Teachers Pay Teachers store here.
Zip file includes:
- PowerPoint file for each letter, A-Z: 26 files, with approximately 25-30 slides per letter.
- PDF of Student Clue cards in color and black & white, 53 pages