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  • Sheri Birdsong Hunter

    Cute idea to help with d's and b's.

  • Janice McGalliard

    "b" and "d" are so-o-o hard for kids to learn. This is good.

  • "Debs" Home Childcare

    cool way to teach kids the difference between b and d and can flip it upside down for p and q ... cool ideas for hands on learning!

  • Emily Fowler

    This elementary school teacher and mom of three's blog is really cool because she comes up with creative ways to build literacy skills and great ways to correct common spelling and reading mistakes. This specific pin is a great example of practicing the correct formation of the letters b and d. Often, young children struggle distinguishing between the two letters because they are similar in shape and sound. Letter reversal is common for kindergartners so this activity would be great in the classroom. Shelley Xu examines the impact of New Literacy Studies (NLS) on literacy development. This activity fits in well with the concept of multiliteracies. Multiliteracies involve alternative modes of learning such as visual, gestural, and spatial. This activity relies on all three of those things - the students are creating visual representations of the correct letter formations, the students are using their hands to make the letters, and the students are practicing spatial relations between different letters. I would definitely use this activity in my classroom to help students learn their letters and how to read them.

  • Megan Dysart

    Teaching Letters b and d

  • Aleisha McBride

    such a good idea for learning the direction of b & d

  • Syllabubble

    My first grade teacher used this with me--definitely works!

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  • Kristen Mason

    Awesome! Kids love to use the "making their bed" trick - it's easy and something they can use without anyone really noticing them.

Here's the one for p and g. But I would use it for p and 9. I have more who get those mixed up.

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B & D Reversals Posters Amy says--Awesome I can never tell my B & D's apart--this is how I remember it--you turn your back to mom (she had the Boobs-thus the B shape and the small circle is facing away from her), but never to Dad (-a big belly on D and the small circle facing him--does that make sense) Not what I want to teach kids to be rude to there mom, but that is how I remember

Alternatives to memorization - use visuals that SHOW the information.

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Helping students remember the difference between b,d,p, and g. Great visual!