The Letter V
Alphabet GamesWhen you reach the letter V, you’re nearing the end of the alphabet. Apart from their size, uppercase V and lowercase V look exactly the same, making them easy for preschool children to learn and remember. Use the alphabet song or letter games to practice identifying the letter V. Your students will have fun playing, and before you know it, they’ll have gained consistent letter recognition! Once students start reading, they’ll find they don’t encounter the letter V often. In the list of 220 Dolch sight words, V appears only six times. And V is the initial letter in only one of those six words. In fact, in a frequency list of all the letters in the alphabet, the letter V falls in the sixth-to-last spot. Some words that can help your early readers practice with the letter V are: van, vet, very, five, never, vote, every, over, and television. Have children write the words. Students can brainstorm sentences that include words with the letter V. Have them write or copy the sentences as a language arts exercise. As they do, they’ll be practicing letter recognition, reading, and writing all at once!