Here’s a quick and easy assessment you can do to determine your child’s knowledge of letter names.
How to begin: Print the Letter Names Assessment. Click on the link below for the PDF.
Put the sheet in front of your child and ask him or her to name the letter beginning with “A”. Go across the page from left to right. This way the letters are in a random order.
Circle the letter with a pencil if your child knows it. Give lots of praise!
You can use a different coloured pencil each time you assess. Date the assessments, e.g. green pencil – Aug. 8/18. You can do this on the back
Although phonics is not the only way children learn to read, knowing the sounds the letters make is still a very important part of learning to read.
You’ll find a test for letter sounds in my new book and much, much more on how to help your child become a successful reader and writer:
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Super Hammy ABC teaches not only the letter names but also their sounds. It comes with a CD and is available in English and French from DC CANADA EDUCATION PUBLISHING