The days are slowly getting longer, and time is getting shorter for Japanese students. Graduation is less than two months away, and a new crop of first graders start in April. What better timing for some ABC practice?
Junior High English lessons begin at ABC and slowly ramp up. Students who can clearly and confidently print the alphabet will be able to proceed quickly to more interesting fare while others are churning through drills.
New elementary school students also benefit from early and frequent alphabet practice. The sooner children can recognize and write the alphabet the more effective phonics practice becomes. From there its a small step to basic English reading skills, and then the sky’s the limit!
Here are worksheets for lowercase and uppercase letters. A double sided print (uppercase on one side, lower on the other) is environmentally friendly and an excellent quiet activity for older students. Going through the letters slowly and emphasizing proper stroke order is a very good lesson for younger students. It’s never too early to start and never too late to improve!