Meeting Sensory Needs For Kids with Autism/Asperger's- I use a hairband and it works too! Really helps student GRIP correctly!

Correct Pencil Grip -- Another pinner wrote: Meeting Sensory Needs For Kids with Autism/Asperger's- I use a hairband and it works too! Really helps student GRIP correctly!

I loved doing this when I was learning how to read and write! Have the child say the individual letters as they trace them in the salt/cornmeal, and you're addressing all three learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic.

literacy center sight word activities- put the sand in a pencil box for easy upkeep and clean up! NOTE: this only works with a thin layer of sand. If you put too much the writing doesn't show up. It went over okay with my kids, not their favorite

Q-tip Painting to practice writing letters

Q-Tip Letter Painting (Preschool, Kindergarten Activity)--great for teaching pencil grip, fine motor skill practice & letter formation. Makes writing letters more than just practice--make it an art project!

Creating a classroom culture around literacy. This site has some great DIY author's chair examples.

Creating a classroom culture around literacy. This site has some great DIY author's chair examples. Would LOVE to make one of these for my future classroom!

*This post contains affiliate links. Read more about this in my full disclosure policy. Back in June, I posted an activity I did with ALuv called Roll a Sentence. This idea was an adaption of a lesson taught by Jana of Think Out Loud. To start the year off with writing, I got a silly …

Roll a Silly Sentence (FREE Printable Included!)

Roll a Silly Sentence (FREE Printable Included!) Roll a Silly Sentence (FREE Printable Included!) *This post contains affiliate links.

Beginning Writers Checklist: taught it, learn it do it for several years, reach exams, writing skills go back in time

A simple chart (classroom and student copies) to help students remember some basic mechanics when they are writing.

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