One of the most classic classroom decorations is an alphabet, strategically placed so students can refer to it when working and serve as a visual reminder of what they've learned. You can make a large format alphabet decoration inexpensively and easily by printing out large letters using your computer and printer. There are numerous websites that offer large format letters that can be downloaded and printed, or you can design the letters yourself using word processing software. Remember you can get creative with fonts and colors to help catch your students' interests as well.
Open up a blank document using word processing software on your computer. Type the first letter you wish to create in the first line of the document.
Highlight the letter you just typed and go up to the "Font Size" drop down menu, usually located at the top center of the document window. Select the largest font size available and click it. If the largest size available does not sufficiently enlarge the letter, you can type in a larger number into the "Font Size" drop down menu box.
Highlight your letter again and select the "Font" drop down menu if you wish to use a particular font for your letter. Select your desired font out of the available options.
Go to the "File" drop down menu and select "Print Preview" to see if your letter looks as you want it to. Check that it is appropriately aligned on the paper and does not overlap the boundaries of the paper size.
Navigate to a website if you choose not to make your own alphabet. Many sites offer large format letters for printing. Select the first letter you wish to print. Open the letter in a new browser window, or download it to your desktop and open it using the appropriate software (generally, either word processing software or a .pdf reader).
Select the "File" drop down menu and click the "Print" option on either your web browser or word processing software.
Check that there is paper loaded into your printer and that it is plugged in and communicating with your computer. Click the "Print" button in your web browser or word processing software and monitor the printer as it prints the letter out.
Marysia Walcerz has been writing since 2008. She has been published in several compilations of artistic and philosophical work, including "Gender: Theory in Practice" and "Retold Comics." Walcerz has a Bachelor of Arts in fine arts and philosophy from The Evergreen State College.