2. Reading Squares
The style of the letters or fonts used in these projects is a ‘friendly’ style with full rounded shapes, easy to colour in (the more time spent with the letters, the more familiar they naturally become).
2a. Shows a set of 13 sample pages, being three pages of capital (upper case) letters A to Z plus one page of blank grids, and nine pages with extra groups of capital letters.
2b. Shows a set of 13 sample pages, being three pages of small (lower case) letters a to z plus one page of blank grids, and nine pages with extra groups of small letters.
Once a page has been printed, the squares should be cut out along the straight black lines and even when they are mixed up, it is easy to see the big black dots belonging to the capital letters, and the little black dots belonging to the small letters, making it quick and easy to sort them out.
Dotted lines printed beneath the letters, show where all letters sit. If the letter squares are re-arranged to make words, the dotted lines should all be straight when lined up together, see above.
Notice that some of the small letters (g,j,p,q,y), have tails (descenders), which drop beneath the lines, and some of them (b,d,f,h,k,l,t), have sticks (ascenders), that reach above most other letters.
Note: Each individual name for the letters of the alphabet A, B, C etc., sounds slightly shorter when grouped into words.
Colouring, cutting out, making words, names or rhymes with the Reading Squares are activities for both individuals or groups.