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B and D Confusion or Reversals (freebie)

I don't know about you guys, but I spend a lot of time telling my students to look at that letter again.  Is it a B or a D?  Check your b's and d's.  Not only does it interfere with their writing ability, but it really interferes with their reading.  Reading "I rode in a bus." just doesn't have the same meaning as "I rode in a dus."

Since I teach special ed, a lot of my students have B and D reversal or confusion.  I decided we needed some practice with reading these 2 letters.  So I made some activities this week to help my students practice identifying their B's and D's.

The first one is a FREEBIE for you guys and it's this simple B and D Zap! game.  Click on the picture to download yours for free!  I'd love if you would leave some feedback if you find this game useful or it helps yours students.

I also made this set of activities that I've started using with my students as an independent center to practice.  Click on the picture to check it out in my Teachers Pay Teachers store.

There's also some other great freebies out there that can help.

Mrs. Wills Kindergarten has a cute Baby Diapers poster.
Make, Take, and Teach has a cute baseball and drum cue card.
The First Grade Parade has another cute poster that I love.  She also has a great list of other posters out there.

And the first 3 people to leave a comment with their email address will get my B and D confusion activities for free!


  1. These look great! I teach kdg and we work on this a lot, too:)

  2. Thank you for sharing! I also teach special ed, and have several students that are always asking which way a b or d is written!

    Teaching Special Kids

  3. Awesome..I need something like this.

  4. Awesome..I need something like this.

  5. Wow, you ladies are quick! I just emailed it out!


  6. All great ideas. Thanks for sharing these. It can be so frustrating to kids who have a difficult time seeing and remembering the difference! The posters are terrific. Renee

  7. I love this!! So many of my kiddos switch their letters around!
    A Cupcake for the Teacher

  8. Looks awesome! Those B's and D's are tricky :)

    - Sasha
    The Autism Helper

  9. I'm currently a student intern and tutoring a child who has difficulty with his b's and d's. Can't wait to try the game out. Thank you!!


  10. I am also in the process of working with a child that is struggling with b's and d's, and his q's and p's - these are all GREAT ideas and resources to utilize with the student. Thanks so much for sharing ! Any suggestions on what has seemed to be the most successful with students? Thanks !!!!!!

    - Jacquie

  11. I am a curriculum specialist in a k-2 school, and the teachers are needing help with students who struggle with this issue. Thank you for your help!

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