I have an awesome group of 19 kids this year. I have four that I just don't think are getting it. We learn about three letters a week and two words. My kids have been doing so well. When I introduce a letter we talk about the sound and the way it looks. We look at many different picture cards that go with the letter. My assistant helps students find and cut out pictures that go with the letter we are learning. We are making one page for each letter to make an alphabet book for each child. For homework I have sent home flash cards and practice writing. I would love to know what you've found that works for lower students learning letters. I'd thought about making flash card necklaces or something the kids could wear pertaining to the letters we are learning. Please tell me what works for you. Thanks sooo much!