Letter recognition is important because it enables beginning readers to comprehend how printed text is associated with the spoken language. Having a mastery of letter names can make letter sounds easier for emerging readers.

Experienced teachers agree that effective letter recognition is a fine balance of both explicit instruction of letters and frequent exposure to those letters in multiple forms, both isolated and within text.

This letter recognition game should not only be fun for the student, but provide repeated practice in recognising the letters of the alphabet. Students are rewarded with a spinning star and a smile when they identify the correct letters. To avoid students being moved on to the next slide automatically when clicking on a wrong answer, I have had to include sad faces. All clicks are accompanied by some fun audio! Once the slide show is set up by the teacher, the student should be able to progress through the game independently. They may require help until they develop confidence in the technical aspects of using the game.

• This game is also useful for intervention and assessment.

• I have intentionally created the game in black and white to allow the teacher to print as a worksheet. Students can cover the correct letters with manipulatives, such as counters.


• Teacher Notes (includes instructions)
• Printable Worksheets
• Interactive Letter Recognition Game PowerPoint (lower case)

Alphabet: Interactive Letter Upper Case Recognition PowerPoint Game

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