I have determined that my little low achieving kindergartners will be lucky if they go to 1st grade knowing their letter names and sounds. I have tried EVERYTHING. Now there is only so much I can do in 15 minutes a day for my small group. But, here are some of my new things.
Play dough: make a letter with your play dough. (What letter says /s/? Show me with your play dough)
Stamps: Let the students explore with letter stamps.
Bingo: find the letter that says /b/ and put a marker there.