I shared a while back about a strategy I use for teaching proper letter formation. (If you'd like to read about that, go here.) This post is about what I did with all the purple and green letters I made - 26 to be exact. They were transformed into a book of course.
Just this week I saw one little reader choose the book during Daily 5. She sat there and traced every single letter from beginning to end. I thought it was pretty cool to watch.
When in doubt, turn things that might otherwise find a place on a dusty shelf into a book.