Imagination is one of the most precious things about childhood. Give kids a chance to discuss the words in their imaginations with this Spanish I worksheet. It offers practice with letter formation and key vocabulary.
The “official” name of the Spanish “I” is «la i», but you might also see or hear «la i latina». It is generally pronounced “ee” or «i» or “e la-tina” (like the letter “e” + “la” + the name “tina”) or «ee lah-tee-nah» depending upon your native language. As in most languages, the exact sound varies by location and dialect.
However, since phonetic alphabets differ wildly or are difficult to understand, the easiest way to learn to pronounce «la i» is to hear it over and over and to practice. Try one of these videos to practice the “official” name or this audio clip to practice hearing and saying «i latina».
- Forming capital “I”
- Forming lowercase “I”
- Identifying capital “I”
- Identifying lowercase “I”
- Familiarization with “I” vocabulary and two common infinitives
- la i
- la i latina
In this two-page printable, you’ll find preschool- and kindergarten-oriented activities involving «la i», such as practicing formation of capital letters (mayúsculas) and lowercase letters (minúsculas) and being introduced to “I” vocabulary. Because of the age group targeted, directions are scaffolded in English and Spanish or use English/Spanish cognates.
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Ideas for Use
Students in preschool or kindergarten will likely benefit most from this free Spanish Letter I worksheet, but it is also great for any student who needs a little extra letter and Spanish vocabulary practice.