A set of alphabet flashcard templates is provided in Section 10. They can be photocopied and then pasted on cards. The tutor and learner may want to make their own set of flashcards, using pictures (and even letters) cut out from newspapers or magazines. The flashcards can be used to play games that can reinforce literacy skills. Here are descriptions of a few of them:
The tutor can hold up a flashcard, and the learner can say the correct letter name, or make the correct sound, or say another word that begins with that letter, etc. Every time the learner is correct, she is given the flashcard. At the end of the game, the number of correct flashcards can be counted. The learner can try and break the high score the next time the game is played.
The set of 26 flashcards can be mixed up, so that the learner can put them into the correct order. To make this activity more difficult, the learner can be asked to put only a few randomly chosen flashcards into alphabetical order.
A single sheet “Alphabet Chart” is included in Section 10. Learners can use it to learn alphabetical order as well. The pictures will serve as clues to what the letter is and the sound(s) it makes. The charts can be photocopied and given to learners or pasted on a wall of the learning area.