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How to Pronounce the French Alphabet

Amelia braves the rain to teach the French alphabetAmelia, who is seven, wanted to make a teaching video to teach English-speaking children the French alphabet. Here is the result. All of the video editing (in other words, choosing all of the crazy video transitions) was done by Amelia herself. In the video, Amelia will speak the English letter and then the equivalent French letter, and leave a little pause for your child or student to repeat the letter after her.

The best way to learn a foreign language is to repeat what you’ve learned aloud – if your students or children are interested in learning the French ABCs, have them learn to pronounce each letter individually, and then repeat the entire alphabet aloud several times. Then, wait a day or two, and repeat the process – the brain learns best by learning in short chunks over a period of time rather than in one single session.

Amelia had a lot of fun making this video and would be happy to make more – please let her know if you have any suggestions for future videos that you would like to see on this site!

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Manuscript Handwriting Letter Z

Objective

To teach your child to write the upper and lower case letter Z by hand.

Goal

At the end of the lesson your child will have a better grasp of writing both the capital and lower case letter Z in manuscript printing.

Time requirement

15 minutes.

Grade level

First grade.

Sample words

Here are some more sample words that you can use to practice writing the letter Z:

  • Zoo
  • Zebra
  • Zamboni
  • Zero fuzz
  • Zachary has pizzazz
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Manuscript Handwriting Letter Y

Objective

To teach your child to write the upper and lower case letter Y by hand.

Goal

At the end of the lesson your child will have a better grasp of writing both the capital and lower case letter Y in manuscript printing.

Time requirement

15 minutes.

Grade level

First grade.

Sample words

Here are some more sample words that you can use to practice writing the letter Y:

  • Yay
  • Yo-yo
  • Yellow toy
  • Your play
  • Yodeling yak
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Manuscript Handwriting Letter X

Objective

To teach your child to write the upper and lower case letter X by hand.

Goal

At the end of the lesson your child will have a better grasp of writing both the capital and lower case letter X in manuscript printing.

Time requirement

15 minutes.

Grade level

First grade.

Sample words

Here are some more sample words that you can use to practice writing the letter X:

  • Xerox
  • Xylophone
  • Exit
  • Excellent mix
  • Fox in a box
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Manuscript Handwriting Letter W

Objective

To teach your child to write the upper and lower case letter W by hand.

Goal

At the end of the lesson your child will have a better grasp of writing both the capital and lower case letter W in manuscript printing.

Time requirement

15 minutes.

Grade level

First grade.

Sample words

Here are some more sample words that you can use to practice writing the letter W:

  • Wow
  • Warwick
  • Woodrow
  • Wishing well
  • Weeping willow
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Manuscript Handwriting Letter V

Objective

To teach your child to write the upper and lower case letter V by hand.

Goal

At the end of the lesson your child will have a better grasp of writing both the capital and lower case letter V in manuscript printing.

Time requirement

15 minutes.

Grade level

First grade.

Sample words

Here are some more sample words that you can use to practice writing the letter V:

  • Volvo
  • Vivian
  • Verve
  • Valve
  • Vindictive
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Manuscript Handwriting Letter U

Objective

To teach your child to write the upper and lower case letter U by hand.

Goal

At the end of the lesson your child will have a better grasp of writing both the capital and lower case letter U in manuscript printing.

Time requirement

15 minutes.

Grade level

First grade.

Sample words

Here are some more sample words that you can use to practice writing the letter U:

  • Unstrung
  • Undulate
  • Usurper
  • Ugly duckling
  • Uncle Edmund’s umbrella
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Manuscript Handwriting Letter T

Objective

To teach your child to write the upper and lower case letter T by hand.

Goal

At the end of the lesson your child will have a better grasp of writing both the capital and lower case letter T in manuscript printing.

Time requirement

15 minutes.

Grade level

First grade.

Sample words

Here are some more sample words that you can use to practice writing the letter T:

  • Tattle
  • Talent
  • Toronto
  • Teeter totter
  • Tater tots
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Manuscript Handwriting Letter S

Objective

To teach your child to write the upper and lower case letter S by hand.

Goal

At the end of the lesson your child will have a better grasp of writing both the capital and lower case letter S in manuscript printing.

Time requirement

15 minutes.

Grade level

First grade.

Sample words

Here are some more sample words that you can use to practice writing the letter N:

  • Sassy
  • Sunshine
  • Sandstorm
  • Snowshoes
  • Sassafras
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Manuscript Handwriting Letter R

Objective

To teach your child to write the upper and lower case letter R by hand.

Goal

At the end of the lesson your child will have a better grasp of writing both the capital and lower case letter R in manuscript printing.

Time requirement

15 minutes.

Grade level

First grade.

Sample words

Here are some more sample words that you can use to practice writing the letter R:

  • Roar
  • Rotor
  • Robber
  • Railroad
  • Ringmaster