CBC PP1 Curriculum Design- sub strand 4.6 letter formation
Specific Learning Outcomes
By the end of the sub-strand, the learner should be able to:
- Demonstrate ability to form letters correctly in and out of class.
- Experience pleasure participating in letter formation activities in and out of class.
Suggested Learning Experiences
- Learners could sing rhymes related to letter formation.
- Learners could observe the teacher demonstrate letter formation in the air, on sand trays, slate boards and imitate.
- Learners should sing rhymes related to letter formation as they form letters in the air, on the sand and slate boards.
- Learners could be guided to model, colour and paint letters of the alphabet while singing related rhymes.
- In pairs or small groups, learners could trace, shade letter outlines or join dots to form letters.
- Learners could use ICT devices play letter formation games.
• Learners could be guided to record themselves as they practise how to hold the pen and form letters and view the clips as they receive positive feedback.
- How do you shape letters of the alphabet?
- What activities are required to develop letter formation skills?
Core Competence: Learning to learn, Communication and collaboration, creativity and imagination
Link to PCI: Citizenship: Social integration
Life Skills Education: Self-esteem, Creative thinking Link to Value: Unity.
Links to other Activity Areas:
Psychomotor and Creative Activities
Link to Value: Unity.
Suggested community service learning
Involve the parents to help their children in collecting materials for making print patterns and letter formation activities.
Suggested Non-formal activity to support learning through application Organise for an outdoor activity session where learners take part in letter formation activities such as arranging flash cards, arranging themselves to form letter outlines or shapes.
Suggested assessment: Oral questions, observation, portfolio, written assignment
Teaching/Learning Resources: Realia, slates, boards, plasticine /clay, colours, paints, colouring books, ICT devices, letter cut outs, tracing paper.
Suggested Assessment Rubrics
Consistently sustains proper writing-tool grip and forms all letters legibly
Has mastered proper writing tool grip and forms most letters of the alphabet legibly.
Has developed proper writing –tool grip and forms some letters of the alphabet correctly.
With guidance, holds writing tool with proper grip but forms letters of the alphabet with difficulty.