Alphabet Journals

I designed this Alphabet Journal to use with every one of my students. Each page works with a different letter of the alphabet, and the journal covers all 26 letters of the alphabet on several skill levels.

As young students learn to hold a pencil and form letters, the journal pages provide the opportunity to practice and master these skills by tracing each letter of the alphabet. Besides these motor skills, students develop phonemic skills in the second section where they practice not only motor skills, letter recognition and letter-writing, but also the knowledge and recognition of the sounds that each letter makes. In the last section of each journal page, students learn to recognize each letter on sight, whether or not they’ve yet mastered any of the other skills.

The Alphabet Journal is useful for all of the above skills and development—and allows me to easily differentiate student experiences by adjusting which areas of the sheet are used and in what manner they are used for each student, based on their readiness. The Alphabet Journal is available here for educators to download, reproduce and use with students.

Laura Masloski began her career in education in 1997 as an art teacher. In 1998, she began teaching in the CMSD, where she has taught kindergarten, first grade and PreK. She holds a bachelor’s degree in K–8 education as well as a PreK certification and an Art concentration, all earned from Ashland University. She received her master’s degree in Education from Marygrove College and obtained the level of Master Teacher from the State of Ohio. Laura uses her creativity to inspire those around her, whether presenting at professional development meetings, assisting other teachers, tutoring, or planning family fun nights for the school. In addition to teaching, Laura enjoys spending time with her son, reading, hiking and organizing.