We dedicated only two pages on our literacy workbook to letter x. (They usually find this letter easy to write). I reminded them that there are only a few words in English which start with this letter sound.
Sometimes instead of saying the letter sound we even use the letter name such as in xylophone.
The children watched this video clip to see that letter x can be placed in other places as well in a particular word.
The Letter X Song” by ABCmouse.com –
The jolly phonic letter x song –
We emphasized words that finish with x such as box, fox, six, mix, fix. The students practiced their writing skills on their literacy workbook 9. Here are the pages.
Success Criteria to be able to write letter x –
- You start writing this letter from the top.
- Slant down.
- You have to lift the pencil
- Go to the top again other the other side and slant down the other way.
- There are no straight lines in x, if we do this we end up writing a plus (+).
We ended our letter x sessions with the following video clip.
The Skeleton Dance –