The Letter F
The Letter FThe letter F is a fun letter to say. Many of the first words that students encounter start with F. Words like “fun”, “fox”, “full”, and “fit” are familiar words that let students use their phonemic awareness to practice letter recognition. In preschool, students need practice recognizing the shape of the letter F. Showing words that begin with F and pictures of familiar objects like a fan, a fin, and a fox will help students make the connection between the sound they say and the letter they see. Have children put their hand in front of their mouths to feel the puff of air that comes out each time they say the letter sound for F. Kindergarten students can practice writing the letter F. Unlike many letters, the letter F reaches the top line on three-line-ruled paper for both uppercase and lowercase letters. Students can practice making their Fs stand tall. Once they’ve mastered the letter, they can begin to write words that begin with F. Use alphabet games and spelling games to give your students practice identifying the letter F. Before you know it they’ll have mastered the sixth letter in the alphabet.