Our free letter A tracing worksheets below are super fun and friendly! They're all high quality professional designs and downloadable in PDF for convenient printing.
You can make the difficult task of learning to write the alphabet easier and more enjoyable with tracing practice. Whether your an adult learning to write English, a preschool teacher, a teacher of English as a foreign language, or a parent or carer working with your children, these printables guides you with tracing lines and letter formation images.
Following the stroke order can really help with writing development and flow in the future. Begin the journey of becoming familiar and building pen control ability today!
One of my favourite models of wellbeing popular in education is the PERMA model. It's a great guide when considering how you might improve alphabet learning for your kids? It stands for P - Positive emotions, E - Engaging, R - Positive relating, M - Meaning, A - Accomplishment.
I'm an accredited personal development and positive psychology coach and I often use this framework to guide my questions. You may want to ask yourself related questions as a teacher based on this. Such what positive emotions are you seeing in your lessons? How much joy, interest, peace, awe, inspiration, amusement, hope, and pride is happening? Barbara Fredrickson (2013) found more learning and growth when positive emotions where being experienced.
How engaged do your students look? When are positive relationships most being facilitated? How aware are they of the positive consequences of what they're doing?
It's a big challenge to help everyone experience personal accomplishment especially with the risk of comparing with others. In her book, Mindset, Carol Dweck (2017) highlights a useful approach involving how and what to praise. Noticing and praising things that can be repeated was shown to lead to greater growth and accomplishment, as well as more wellbeing.
When it comes to learning the alphabet there are loads of tools and approaches at your disposal as I'm sure you know. You can mix up mediums like songs, videos, games, worksheets, and activities. You can get hands on and get active.
The most learning in my classes seemed to happen when I used a variety of approaches as a teacher so there is something in my class for everyone. Also I would always switch activities often, allowing time for active learning such as games and then relaxed learning such as coloring or sitting down with a nice sheet.
My kids loved to do things like tracing so they can feel like big kids and show their parents and older siblings. They may feel proud about their achievement and so they should! How about showcasing their work and showing their achievements to others?
Fredrickson (2013). Love 2.0. Plume Publishing.
Dweck (2017). Mindset. Robinson.