Here is a fun way to learn how to write letters – the correct way!
The Dot-to-Dot Alphabet Letter Charts are a re-usable printable that can be used part of learning centres, small group activities or independently to learn the correct formation of writing alphabet letters.
Starting at number 1, count, follow and join the numbered to form the letter. The numbered dots guide you through what strokes to make with the marker pen to form the correct letter shape. The number line for children to use for guidance and self-correcting. Children are then able to practise the writing the letter again but this time on the faded grey lettering.
Children will love the fun Letter Characters and brightly coloured dot-to-dot puzzles!
Print and laminate to create dry erase chart for a reusable teaching resource. Children can complete the dot-to-dots over and over again using white board markers.
- The charts are perfect for rotational group activities for students to complete independently. The number line is a visual support for children to self-correct as they count and join the dot-to-dot.
- Use as display charts around the classroom for children to refer to as required.
- Use during mat or group sessions as a visual chart to demonstrate or model the correct formation of numbers 0 – 9.
- Children can practise writing the letters in the air, on the floor or a partner’s back.
- Circle all the letters you can find on the chart, such as; circle all the letter ‘J’ or all the letter ‘M’.
The Dot-to-Dot Alphabet Letter Charts can be used as a teacher resource with the whole class to model and share with the class. Followed by small group, learning centres or independent activities where children can complete the letter dot-to-dots.
Some letters require you to lift the pencil to create the letter shape and most of them require you to form the letter without lifting the pencil at all.
With this information in mind, I have created a picture cue of a pencil with a tick or cross. If the letter chart has a tick, this mean you lift the pencil to create this letter and if there is a cross, you do not lift the pencil. This is self-guiding for independent work as the picture provides a cue.
The letters that have the pencil picture with a tick will also have one of the numbered dots in a different colour, yellow. As shown in the photo the number 7 is a yellow colour indicating to the child that they lift their pencil/pen at this point and count on from 8 in a different location.
- Self-correcting with the number line on the chart for support.
- Fine motor, coordination and control.
- Pre-writing – writing letters in correct formation. Starting in the correct location.
- Number recognition and counting.
How to use the Alphabet Dot-to-Dot Chart?
The printable comes with an informational sheet with a diagram that provides you with a guide how to use the Dot-to-Dot Alphabet Letter Charts.
- Each letter is shown with a picture that makes that letter sound. A short repetitive sentence shows the letter in bold providing children with an example of a word beginning with that sound and also how it is used in written words.
- Trace over the faded grey letters to practice forming each letter using the dot-to-dot sequence as a guide for correct formation.
- Number line is shown to provide support of correct sequence of numbers if required. This helps children to work independently and self-correct as needed.
- Laminate each chart to create a dry-erase board. Use a white board marker and follow the numbers to complete the dot-to-dot letter. The numbers are positioned in the correct order to form the letter shape.
- The pencil symbol is shown on each page as a guide to: (a.) The letter is formed without lifting the pencil (cross). (b.) The letter is formed by lifting the pencil once (tick). The colour of the numbered dot changes to yellow, indicating that you lift the pencil at that point.
Printable Dot-to- Dot Alphabet Letter Charts
The download includes:
- Full Set Alphabet Letters A to Z – 29 pages.
- Information sheet with diagram on how to use the printable.
Dot-to-Dot Number Rhyme Charts
Also available in a Dot-to-Dot Number Rhyme Charts