Do your students need more practice with letters,
but you simply do not have the time to give that many individual lessons?
Do you need developmentally appropriate,
hands-on letter activities that your children
can work on without you?
In this workshop, we will take a look at how to introduce the Montessori Sandpaper Letters and set up a system that will encourage students to continue practicing letters without needing the presence of an adult.
We will use a letter grouping and color coding system created by Cathie Perolman. Included in the workshop are all the printables you will need to successfully implement this program in your own class.
Video run time: 65 minutes.
Presented by Seemi Abdullah
About Cathie Perolman
Cathie Perolman is a credentialed Montessori teacher and serves as a Montessori teacher trainer and school consultant. She conducts workshops for teachers and administrators throughout the United States and has also taught at the college level.
For more than three decades she has dedicated her energies to improving reading for all youngsters. Cathie is the author of Practical Special Needs For the Montessori Method: A Handbook for 3-6 Teachers and Homeschoolers. She is also the creator of Hands on Phonics, a phonics-based system of teaching reading to young children. She is a regular contributor to the Tomorrow’s Child and Tomorrow’s Leadership magazines.
We will look closely at
How to present the Montessori Sandpaper Letters using the "3-Period Lesson"
Strategies for extending the sandpaper letter lessons without the use of additional materials
How to use a one-page chart to keep track of student progress
How to organize the letters into groupings to optimize student learning and letter retention
Eight hands-on games for improving letter recognition skills
How to progress from recognizing letters to building 3-letter words
Cathie Perolman's Color Coded Sound Games Bundle
Letter Tracking Chart
How to Give a 3-Period Lesson Reference Sheet
Letter Sounds Reference Sheet
Mini Alphabet Books (Color and Blackline)
All downloads are in print. Cursive printables are not included in this course.
Feedback About This Course
"This course opened my eyes to a new way of using the sandpaper letters through grouping them. The game extensions look simple and fun for children to work on without needing an adult. I especially like the component that includes developing classroom leaders by encouraging children to work with "experts" who are just a little older than they are to foster cooperative skills and encourage compassion." -Dee B.
"This course has made it so much easier for me to teach the sounds of the alphabet and build on the children's knowledge to progress independently from the one activity to the next . I do not have to make my own resources as it is all here . Thank you" Veronique C.
"This course gave me more confidence to track learners progression through each sound. It's a logical, organized way of learning the sounds that is more structured than other ways I had learnt to do it, and I have implemented it in my class and can already see the results." Jacqueline S.
"Very detailed. A wonderful course for anyone who needs to update their language shelves!" -Valeria D.
"Love everything about this course. Gives you a fresh look on how to teach sounds in a fun way!" -Cathie W.
"Loved the course! Can't wait to implement it at my school and teach other teachers." - Shelley H.
"This course was amazing and has a lot of information. I love how we can introduce letters in such a hassle free way. I will definitely be changing all my shelves according to the information i gained from here." -Maleeha H.
"This course was incredibly helpful! As a homeschooling mom I had been struggling with working our way through the alphabet with my daughter. But after taking the course, which is so clearly laid out and well explained, I had a clear path to follow and my daughter loves the games!" -Miquela S.
"I've been a Montessori director for 16 years. After watching this course, I have learned how to engage children with the sandpaper letters on a whole new level! My children are now grasping phonetic sounds like never before!!" -Amanda D.
"This was a FABULOUS demonstration of a set of skills that seems basic but is actually very nuanced. The games that support this are equally fabulous. Thank you!!" -Jennifer L
"This course is packed with practical information for how to appeal to and engage children who need to practice the second period for sound acquisition! The printable materials themselves are more than worth the cost of the course. I highly recommend Cathie Perolman's materials, and this clear and concise introduction to their use." -Mary B.