About this teaching resource
Teaching letter names through experiences that involve using children's names 'is one of the most powerful means of teaching children about letters'. Snowball, D. and Bolton, F. Spelling K-8 Planning and Teaching
Hickety Pickety Bumblebee: A chanting routine for children to recognise the names of classmates. Join Hickety Pickety Bumblebee to read, clap, whisper and sing the names of classmates.
• Mini lesson ideas for Shared & Independent Reading
• How to Play
• Copies for Shared & Independent reading
• Blank name cards
The Teachific Name Game series provides a range of activities that can form part of the regular weekly/daily routine, and some activities that are useful to repeat on a more irregular basis throughout the year.
Australian curriculum alignment
ACELA1440: Recognise and name all upper and lower case letters (graphemes) and know the most common sound that each letter represents.
ACELA1459: Understand that a letter can represent more than one sound and that a syllable must contain a vowel sound.
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