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Montessori 6

The most important preparation of the environment for the


successful development of spoken and written language in
the childs personality is the home language. It is never too
early to speak clearly and precisely to the child. The
successful environment for the language is created at
home by the mothers and the caregivers. Reading aloud
for the child at home, gives the message to the child that
reading is a fun for him. Reading the story books for the
child by his mother at home makes the meaning clear and
he knows how to use the word with the sense in his
language. The child also builds his vocabulary
unconsciously through listening to the story books from his
mother which would never come up in spoken language.
Although reading and writing should not be taught to a
child before the age of six or seven, yet he is introduced to
the concept of reading and writing by giving the sensorial
experiences of appropriate materials and sometimes as
early as three or four years of age.
Since 99% of written language is in lower case letters. In
the Montessori classroom and at home the child should be
taught firstly with the small alphabet rather than capital (a

and b, not A and B). During the introduction of the


small alphabet to the child the sounds are pronounced
instead of the words.
Using the Moveable Alphabet
Take the small alphabet set and all the letters should be in
the same colour. Take either one large piece of cloth or the
piece of paper with four lines, the top and bottom lines are
pink in color and the rest of the two lines are aquamarine.
Concept of the Grass Letters
First of all try to give the concept of the grass letters to the
child. Thus, take out the letter a from the box and place it
between the first set of lines. Then teach to the child that
the letter fits completely within the middle two lines is
called the grass letter and ask the child to try to find out
other letters that can be perfectly fit between the two lines.
When he has placed all those letters which are fit between
two lines, tell him that these are all grass letters in small
alphabet. (a, c, e, i, m, n, o, r, s, u, v, w, x, z) These letters
are called the grass letters.
Concept of the Sky Letters

Next, take out the letter b and place it at the beginning of


the second set of guide lines and show to the child that a
letter with a stem goes up to the pink line is called a sky
letter. Then, ask the child to find out all other letters with
the stem going up to the pink line. When the child is
successful in completing to fit the letters up to the pink line
then make him introduce that these letters are called the
sky letters.(b, t, d, f, h, k, l, b).
Concept of the Root Letters
At the end, on the third set of guide line, place the
letter j
The child is ready to learn about the third set of the
guide line, tell the child that which letter with a tail
going down to the lower pink line is called the root
letter. Then, ask the child to find out all other
letters with a tail going down. These letters are
called the root letters. (q, p, g, j, y).
Grass, sky and root letters are introduced to the
child in the Montessori classrooms through Three
Period Lesson. Actually three period lesson is very
important in teaching to the children not only in
the Montessori Classroom but also at home.
Mothers of all over the world can make the child
intelligent through giving the basic idea of the
knowledge. So, provide the material of learning the
knowledge to the child whenever he likes.

Encourage the child in learning to write these


groups of letters on a chalkboard or the marker
board after arranging them on the mat.
2. in the English language, the terms root, grass, and sky
letters are applied to the letters of the lower case alphabet
only, although one could in theory claim that all capital
letters should be sky letters. Why this is, will become clear
in a moment.
Root letters are those letters on which the lower part of the
letter reaches below the line the letter is written on. The
letters to which this term applies are g, j, p, q, and y.
Grass letters are the letters simply 'sitting' on the line,
without reaching below and not exceeding a certain height,
i.e. All grass letters are of the same height.
The following letters are consequently all grass letters: A,
c, e, i, the dot above the i does not count, m, n, o, r, s, u, v,
w, x, and z.
For the sky letters, one has to imagine a line going across

the top edge of the grass letters. All the letters which have
an upper part reaching above this imaginary line are called
sky letters.
This term is therefore applied to the letters b, d, f, h, k, l,
and t. Another way to define sky letters would be to say
that their height equals the height of capital letters.
This is also the reason why one may wish to refer to
capital letters as sky letters, although this is not generally
done.
In 'English crammer', the root letter is g; the grass letters
are n, i, s, c, r, a, m, m, e, and r and the sky letters are l, h,
and may be the capital E.
In 'English grammar', we have the g twice as root, n, i, s, r,
a, m, m, a, and r for grass and l, h, and possible E for sky
letters.
3. The lower case or small letters of the alphabets
have different shapes and are
positioned differently when written on the four

lined paper. The children in a Montessori


classroom are shown how to differentiate
between them according to their shape and
position on the four lines by giving separate names
to similar shaped and position of the letters.
In order to improve childs awareness regarding the
shape and position of the alphabets on the line, the
child is introduced to sorting exercises. The
exercise which gives the child the concept of grass
letters, root letters and sky letters actually
prepares the child indirectly for writing on paper
since the child gets a clear concept of the place
and position of each alphabet on the line.
Description:
The children are introduced to the proper
placement of alphabets using equidistant four
lines. A large mat with four lines equidistant lines
made on it with the help of ribbons or other such
material mounted on it to make straight lines is
used.
The top and bottom lines are pink and the two
center lines are aquamarine/blue (as on primary
writing paper).

Letters which fit exactly between the two blue


middle lines for example, a, c, e, i, o, etc.
are known as the grass letters.
Letters having a stem which goes up to the
pink line are called sky letters, for
example, b, d, h, k etc. are known as
the sky letters.
Letters having a stem which goes
down to the pink line at the bottom for example,
g, j, p, q, y etc. are known as root
letters.

Module 6
The most important preparation of the environment for the
successful development of spoken and written language in
the childs personality is the home language. It is never too
early to speak clearly and precisely to the child. The
successful environment for the language is created at
home by the mothers and the caregivers. Reading aloud
for the child at home, gives the message to the child that
reading is a fun for him. Reading the story books for the
child by his mother at home makes the meaning clear and
he knows how to use the word with the sense in his
language. The child also builds his vocabulary

unconsciously through listening to the story books from his


mother which would never come up in spoken language.
Although reading and writing should not be taught to a
child before the age of six or seven, yet he is introduced to
the concept of reading and writing by giving the sensorial
experiences of appropriate materials and sometimes as
early as three or four years of age.
Since 99% of written language is in lower case letters. In
the Montessori classroom and at home the child should be
taught firstly with the small alphabet rather than capital (a
and b, not A and B). During the introduction of the
small alphabet to the child the sounds are pronounced
instead of the words.
Using the Moveable Alphabet
Take the small alphabet set and all the letters should be in
the same colour. Take either one large piece of cloth or the
piece of paper with four lines, the top and bottom lines are
pink in color and the rest of the two lines are aquamarine.
Concept of the Grass Letters
First of all try to give the concept of the grass letters to the
child. Thus, take out the letter a from the box and place it

between the first set of lines. Then teach to the child that
the letter fits completely within the middle two lines is
called the grass letter and ask the child to try to find out
other letters that can be perfectly fit between the two lines.
When he has placed all those letters which are fit between
two lines, tell him that these are all grass letters in small
alphabet. (a, c, e, i, m, n, o, r, s, u, v, w, x, z) These letters
are called the grass letters.
Concept of the Sky Letters
Next, take out the letter b and place it at the beginning of
the second set of guide lines and show to the child that a
letter with a stem goes up to the pink line is called a sky
letter. Then, ask the child to find out all other letters with
the stem going up to the pink line. When the child is
successful in completing to fit the letters up to the pink line
then make him introduce that these letters are called the
sky letters.(b, t, d, f, h, k, l, b).
Concept of the Root Letters
At the end, on the third set of guide line, place the
letter j
The child is ready to learn about the third set of the
guide line, tell the child that which letter with a tail
going down to the lower pink line is called the root
letter. Then, ask the child to find out all other

letters with a tail going down. These letters are


called the root letters. (q, p, g, j, y).
Grass, sky and root letters are introduced to the
child in the Montessori classrooms through Three
Period Lesson. Actually three period lesson is very
important in teaching to the children not only in
the Montessori Classroom but also at home.
Mothers of all over the world can make the child
intelligent through giving the basic idea of the
knowledge. So, provide the material of learning the
knowledge to the child whenever he likes.
Encourage the child in learning to write these
groups of letters on a chalkboard or the marker
board after arranging them on the mat.
2. in the English language, the terms root, grass, and sky
letters are applied to the letters of the lower case alphabet
only, although one could in theory claim that all capital
letters should be sky letters. Why this is, will become clear
in a moment.
Root letters are those letters on which the lower part of the
letter reaches below the line the letter is written on. The
letters to which this term applies are g, j, p, q, and y.
Grass letters are the letters simply 'sitting' on the line,

without reaching below and not exceeding a certain height,


i.e. All grass letters are of the same height.
The following letters are consequently all grass letters: A,
c, e, i, the dot above the i does not count, m, n, o, r, s, u, v,
w, x, and z.
For the sky letters, one has to imagine a line going across
the top edge of the grass letters. All the letters which have
an upper part reaching above this imaginary line are called
sky letters.
This term is therefore applied to the letters b, d, f, h, k, l,
and t. Another way to define sky letters would be to say
that their height equals the height of capital letters.
This is also the reason why one may wish to refer to
capital letters as sky letters, although this is not generally
done.
In 'English crammer', the root letter is g; the grass letters

are n, i, s, c, r, a, m, m, e, and r and the sky letters are l, h,


and may be the capital E.
In 'English grammar', we have the g twice as root, n, i, s, r,
a, m, m, a, and r for grass and l, h, and possible E for sky
letters.
3. The lower case or small letters of the alphabets
have different shapes and are
positioned differently when written on the four
lined paper. The children in a Montessori classroom
are shown how to differentiate between them
according to their shape and position on the four
lines by giving separate names to similar shaped
and position of the letters.
In order to improve childs awareness regarding the
shape and position of the alphabets on the line, the
child is introduced to sorting exercises. The
exercise which gives the child the concept of grass
letters, root letters and sky letters actually
prepares the child indirectly for writing on paper
since the child gets a clear concept of the place
and position of each alphabet on the line.
Description:

The children are introduced to the proper


placement of alphabets using equidistant
four lines. A large mat with four lines equidistant
lines made on it with the help of ribbons or
other such material mounted on it to make
straight lines is used.
The top and bottom lines are pink and the
two center lines are aquamarine/blue (as on
primary writing paper).
Letters which fit exactly between the
two blue middle lines for example, a,
c, e, i, o, etc. are known as the grass letters.
Letters having a stem which goes up to the
pink line are called sky letters, for example, b,
d, h, k etc. are known as the sky letters.
Letters having a stem which goes down to the
pink line at the bottom for example, g, j, p, q,
y etc. are known as root letters.

Module 6
The most important preparation of the environment for the
successful development of spoken and written language in
the childs personality is the home language. It is never too
early to speak clearly and precisely to the child. The
successful environment for the language is created at
home by the mothers and the caregivers. Reading aloud
for the child at home, gives the message to the child that
reading is a fun for him. Reading the story books for the

child by his mother at home makes the meaning clear and


he knows how to use the word with the sense in his
language. The child also builds his vocabulary
unconsciously through listening to the story books from his
mother which would never come up in spoken language.
Although reading and writing should not be taught to a
child before the age of six or seven, yet he is introduced to
the concept of reading and writing by giving the sensorial
experiences of appropriate materials and sometimes as
early as three or four years of age.
Since 99% of written language is in lower case letters. In
the Montessori classroom and at home the child should be
taught firstly with the small alphabet rather than capital (a
and b, not A and B). During the introduction of the
small alphabet to the child the sounds are pronounced
instead of the words.
Using the Moveable Alphabet
Take the small alphabet set and all the letters should be in
the same colour. Take either one large piece of cloth or the
piece of paper with four lines, the top and bottom lines are
pink in color and the rest of the two lines are aquamarine.
Concept of the Grass Letters

First of all try to give the concept of the grass letters to the
child. Thus, take out the letter a from the box and place it
between the first set of lines. Then teach to the child that
the letter fits completely within the middle two lines is
called the grass letter and ask the child to try to find out
other letters that can be perfectly fit between the two lines.
When he has placed all those letters which are fit between
two lines, tell him that these are all grass letters in small
alphabet. (a, c, e, i, m, n, o, r, s, u, v, w, x, z) These letters
are called the grass letters.
Concept of the Sky Letters
Next, take out the letter b and place it at the beginning of
the second set of guide lines and show to the child that a
letter with a stem goes up to the pink line is called a sky
letter. Then, ask the child to find out all other letters with
the stem going up to the pink line. When the child is
successful in completing to fit the letters up to the pink line
then make him introduce that these letters are called the
sky letters.(b, t, d, f, h, k, l, b).
Concept of the Root Letters
At the end, on the third set of guide line, place the
letter j
The child is ready to learn about the third set of the
guide line, tell the child that which letter with a tail

going down to the lower pink line is called the root


letter. Then, ask the child to find out all other
letters with a tail going down. These letters are
called the root letters. (q, p, g, j, y).
Grass, sky and root letters are introduced to the
child in the Montessori classrooms through Three
Period Lesson. Actually three period lesson is very
important in teaching to the children not only in
the Montessori Classroom but also at home.
Mothers of all over the world can make the child
intelligent through giving the basic idea of the
knowledge. So, provide the material of learning the
knowledge to the child whenever he likes.
Encourage the child in learning to write these
groups of letters on a chalkboard or the marker
board after arranging them on the mat.
2. in the English language, the terms root, grass, and sky
letters are applied to the letters of the lower case alphabet
only, although one could in theory claim that all capital
letters should be sky letters. Why this is, will become clear
in a moment.
Root letters are those letters on which the lower part of the
letter reaches below the line the letter is written on. The
letters to which this term applies are g, j, p, q, and y.

Grass letters are the letters simply 'sitting' on the line,


without reaching below and not exceeding a certain height,
i.e. All grass letters are of the same height.
The following letters are consequently all grass letters: A,
c, e, i, the dot above the i does not count, m, n, o, r, s, u, v,
w, x, and z.
For the sky letters, one has to imagine a line going across
the top edge of the grass letters. All the letters which have
an upper part reaching above this imaginary line are called
sky letters.
This term is therefore applied to the letters b, d, f, h, k, l,
and t. Another way to define sky letters would be to say
that their height equals the height of capital letters.
This is also the reason why one may wish to refer to
capital letters as sky letters, although this is not generally
done.

In 'English crammer', the root letter is g; the grass letters


are n, i, s, c, r, a, m, m, e, and r and the sky letters are l, h,
and may be the capital E.
In 'English grammar', we have the g twice as root, n, i, s, r,
a, m, m, a, and r for grass and l, h, and possible E for sky
letters.
3. The lower case or small letters of the alphabets
have different shapes and are
positioned differently when written on the four
lined paper. The children in a Montessori classroom
are shown how to differentiate between them
according to their shape and position on the four
lines by giving separate names to similar shaped
and position of the letters.
In order to improve childs awareness regarding the
shape and position of the alphabets on the line, the
child is introduced to sorting exercises. The
exercise which gives the child the concept of grass
letters, root letters and sky letters actually
prepares the child indirectly for writing on paper
since the child gets a clear concept of the place
and position of each alphabet on the line.

Description:
The children are introduced to the proper
placement of alphabets using equidistant
four lines. A large mat with four lines
equidistant lines made on it with the help
of ribbons or other such material mounted
on it to make straight lines is used.
The top and bottom lines are pink and the
two center lines are aquamarine/blue (as
on primary writing paper).
Letters which fit exactly between the
two blue middle lines for example, a, c, e, i,
o, etc. are known as the grass letters.
Letters having a stem which goes up to the
pink line are called sky letters, for example, b,
d, h, k etc. are known as the sky letters.
Letters having a stem which goes down to the
pink line at the bottom for example, g, j, p, q,
y etc. are known as root letters.

Module 6
The most important preparation of the environment for the
successful development of spoken and written language in
the childs personality is the home language. It is never too
early to speak clearly and precisely to the child. The
successful environment for the language is created at

home by the mothers and the caregivers. Reading aloud


for the child at home, gives the message to the child that
reading is a fun for him. Reading the story books for the
child by his mother at home makes the meaning clear and
he knows how to use the word with the sense in his
language. The child also builds his vocabulary
unconsciously through listening to the story books from his
mother which would never come up in spoken language.
Although reading and writing should not be taught to a
child before the age of six or seven, yet he is introduced to
the concept of reading and writing by giving the sensorial
experiences of appropriate materials and sometimes as
early as three or four years of age.
Since 99% of written language is in lower case letters. In
the Montessori classroom and at home the child should be
taught firstly with the small alphabet rather than capital (a
and b, not A and B). During the introduction of the
small alphabet to the child the sounds are pronounced
instead of the words.
Using the Moveable Alphabet
Take the small alphabet set and all the letters should be in
the same colour. Take either one large piece of cloth or the

piece of paper with four lines, the top and bottom lines are
pink in color and the rest of the two lines are aquamarine.
Concept of the Grass Letters
First of all try to give the concept of the grass letters to the
child. Thus, take out the letter a from the box and place it
between the first set of lines. Then teach to the child that
the letter fits completely within the middle two lines is
called the grass letter and ask the child to try to find out
other letters that can be perfectly fit between the two lines.
When he has placed all those letters which are fit between
two lines, tell him that these are all grass letters in small
alphabet. (a, c, e, i, m, n, o, r, s, u, v, w, x, z) These letters
are called the grass letters.
Concept of the Sky Letters
Next, take out the letter b and place it at the beginning of
the second set of guide lines and show to the child that a
letter with a stem goes up to the pink line is called a sky
letter. Then, ask the child to find out all other letters with
the stem going up to the pink line. When the child is
successful in completing to fit the letters up to the pink line
then make him introduce that these letters are called the
sky letters.(b, t, d, f, h, k, l, b).

Concept of the Root Letters


At the end, on the third set of guide line, place the
letter j
The child is ready to learn about the third set of the
guide line, tell the child that which letter with a tail
going down to the lower pink line is called the root
letter. Then, ask the child to find out all other
letters with a tail going down. These letters are
called the root letters. (q, p, g, j, y).
Grass, sky and root letters are introduced to the
child in the Montessori classrooms through Three
Period Lesson. Actually three period lesson is very
important in teaching to the children not only in
the Montessori Classroom but also at home.
Mothers of all over the world can make the child
intelligent through giving the basic idea of the
knowledge. So, provide the material of learning the
knowledge to the child whenever he likes.
Encourage the child in learning to write these
groups of letters on a chalkboard or the marker
board after arranging them on the mat.
2. in the English language, the terms root, grass, and sky
letters are applied to the letters of the lower case alphabet
only, although one could in theory claim that all capital
letters should be sky letters. Why this is, will become clear
in a moment.

Root letters are those letters on which the lower part of the
letter reaches below the line the letter is written on. The
letters to which this term applies are g, j, p, q, and y.
Grass letters are the letters simply 'sitting' on the line,
without reaching below and not exceeding a certain height,
i.e. All grass letters are of the same height.
The following letters are consequently all grass letters: A,
c, e, i, the dot above the i does not count, m, n, o, r, s, u, v,
w, x, and z.
For the sky letters, one has to imagine a line going across
the top edge of the grass letters. All the letters which have
an upper part reaching above this imaginary line are called
sky letters.
This term is therefore applied to the letters b, d, f, h, k, l,
and t. Another way to define sky letters would be to say
that their height equals the height of capital letters.

This is also the reason why one may wish to refer to


capital letters as sky letters, although this is not generally
done.
In 'English crammer', the root letter is g; the grass letters
are n, i, s, c, r, a, m, m, e, and r and the sky letters are l, h,
and may be the capital E.
In 'English grammar', we have the g twice as root, n, i, s, r,
a, m, m, a, and r for grass and l, h, and possible E for sky
letters.
3. The lower case or small letters of the alphabets
have different shapes and are
positioned differently when written on the four
lined paper. The children in a Montessori classroom
are shown how to differentiate between them
according to their shape and position on the four
lines by giving separate names to similar shaped
and position of the letters.
In order to improve childs awareness regarding the
shape and position of the alphabets on the line, the
child is introduced to sorting exercises. The

exercise which gives the child the concept of


grass letters, root letters and sky letters
actually prepares the child indirectly for
writing on paper since the child gets a clear
concept of the place and position of each
alphabet on the line.
Description:
The children are introduced to the proper
placement of alphabets using equidistant four
lines. A large mat with four lines equidistant lines
made on it with the help of ribbons or other such
material mounted on it to make straight lines is
used.
The top and bottom lines are pink and the two
center lines are aquamarine/blue (as on primary
writing paper).
Letters which fit exactly between the two blue
middle lines for example, a, c, e, i, o, etc.
are known as the grass letters.
Letters having a stem which goes up to the
pink line are called sky letters, for example, b,
d, h, k etc. are known as the sky letters.

Letters having a stem which goes down to the


pink line at the bottom for example, g, j, p, q,
y etc. are known as root letters.

Module 6
The most important preparation of the environment for the
successful development of spoken and written language in
the childs personality is the home language. It is never too
early to speak clearly and precisely to the child. The
successful environment for the language is created at
home by the mothers and the caregivers. Reading aloud
for the child at home, gives the message to the child that
reading is a fun for him. Reading the story books for the
child by his mother at home makes the meaning clear and
he knows how to use the word with the sense in his
language. The child also builds his vocabulary
unconsciously through listening to the story books from his
mother which would never come up in spoken language.
Although reading and writing should not be taught to a
child before the age of six or seven, yet he is introduced to
the concept of reading and writing by giving the sensorial
experiences of appropriate materials and sometimes as
early as three or four years of age.
Since 99% of written language is in lower case letters. In
the Montessori classroom and at home the child should be
taught firstly with the small alphabet rather than capital (a
and b, not A and B). During the introduction of the

small alphabet to the child the sounds are pronounced


instead of the words.
Using the Moveable Alphabet
Take the small alphabet set and all the letters should be in
the same colour. Take either one large piece of cloth or the
piece of paper with four lines, the top and bottom lines are
pink in color and the rest of the two lines are aquamarine.
Concept of the Grass Letters
First of all try to give the concept of the grass letters to the
child. Thus, take out the letter a from the box and place it
between the first set of lines. Then teach to the child that
the letter fits completely within the middle two lines is
called the grass letter and ask the child to try to find out
other letters that can be perfectly fit between the two lines.
When he has placed all those letters which are fit between
two lines, tell him that these are all grass letters in small
alphabet. (a, c, e, i, m, n, o, r, s, u, v, w, x, z) These letters
are called the grass letters.
Concept of the Sky Letters
Next, take out the letter b and place it at the beginning of
the second set of guide lines and show to the child that a

letter with a stem goes up to the pink line is called a sky


letter. Then, ask the child to find out all other letters with
the stem going up to the pink line. When the child is
successful in completing to fit the letters up to the pink line
then make him introduce that these letters are called the
sky letters.(b, t, d, f, h, k, l, b).
Concept of the Root Letters
At the end, on the third set of guide line, place the
letter j
The child is ready to learn about the third set of the
guide line, tell the child that which letter with a tail
going down to the lower pink line is called the root
letter. Then, ask the child to find out all other
letters with a tail going down. These letters are
called the root letters. (q, p, g, j, y).
Grass, sky and root letters are introduced to the
child in the Montessori classrooms through Three
Period Lesson. Actually three period lesson is very
important in teaching to the children not only in
the Montessori Classroom but also at home.
Mothers of all over the world can make the child
intelligent through giving the basic idea of the
knowledge. So, provide the material of learning the
knowledge to the child whenever he likes.
Encourage the child in learning to write these
groups of letters on a chalkboard or the marker
board after arranging them on the mat.

2. in the English language, the terms root, grass, and sky


letters are applied to the letters of the lower case alphabet
only, although one could in theory claim that all capital
letters should be sky letters. Why this is, will become clear
in a moment.
Root letters are those letters on which the lower part of the
letter reaches below the line the letter is written on. The
letters to which this term applies are g, j, p, q, and y.
Grass letters are the letters simply 'sitting' on the line,
without reaching below and not exceeding a certain height,
i.e. All grass letters are of the same height.
The following letters are consequently all grass letters: A,
c, e, i, the dot above the i does not count, m, n, o, r, s, u, v,
w, x, and z.
For the sky letters, one has to imagine a line going across
the top edge of the grass letters. All the letters which have
an upper part reaching above this imaginary line are called

sky letters.
This term is therefore applied to the letters b, d, f, h, k, l,
and t. Another way to define sky letters would be to say
that their height equals the height of capital letters.
This is also the reason why one may wish to refer to
capital letters as sky letters, although this is not generally
done.
In 'English crammer', the root letter is g; the grass letters
are n, i, s, c, r, a, m, m, e, and r and the sky letters are l, h,
and may be the capital E.
In 'English grammar', we have the g twice as root, n, i, s, r,
a, m, m, a, and r for grass and l, h, and possible E for sky
letters.
3. The lower case or small letters of the alphabets
have different shapes and are
positioned differently when written on the four
lined paper. The children in a Montessori classroom
are shown how to differentiate between them

according to their shape and position on the


four lines by giving separate names to
similar shaped and position of the letters.
In order to improve childs awareness regarding the
shape and position of the alphabets on the line, the
child is introduced to sorting exercises. The
exercise which gives the child the concept of grass
letters, root letters and sky letters actually
prepares the child indirectly for writing on paper
since the child gets a clear concept of the place
and position of each alphabet on the line.
Description:
The children are introduced to the proper
placement of alphabets using equidistant four
lines. A large mat with four lines equidistant lines
made on it with the help of ribbons or other such
material mounted on it to make straight lines is
used.
The top and bottom lines are pink and the two
center lines are aquamarine/blue (as on primary
writing paper).

Letters which fit exactly between the two blue


middle lines for example, a, c, e, i, o, etc.
are known as the grass letters.
Letters having a stem which goes up to the
pink line are called sky letters, for
example, b, d, h, k etc. are known as
the sky letters.
Letters having a stem which goes
down to the pink line at the bottom for example,
g, j, p, q, y etc. are known as root
letters.