Learning my ABCs with Alpha Elf
Alpha Elf is an imaginary elf who comes to your classroom and hides letter cards. This is a game for the students that will have them engaged and moving around the room, no sitting in chairs here. Alpha Elf will leave a letter for each letter of the alphabet. The teacher reads the letter to the students and introduces the sound that each letter makes. Prior to this the teacher hides the letter cards around the classroom for the students to fine. Ask students to whisper call the letter sound, this gives them plenty of practice and you can hear if students are not making the correct sound. Once a student finds a card, they will bring it to an adult and say the sound. My students couldn't wait to play this game. I used it the first 26 days of the school year as a basic introduction to letter sounds.
Category: ELA → Phonics