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The first step in pre-reading skills is shape discrimination. 

Initially, shape discrimination should be between primary geometric shapes. 

Later, it should focus on the shapes of letters and numbers.  

Circle the different shape. 
 
Circle the matching shapes.
Circle the letters matching A.
C A B A
Circle the all the letters matching c.
c o c a b c d c
Circle the capital letters. 
R o B b j I T r
Circle the miniscule letters. 
M m p B s t U R
Say and write the numbers. 
0 7 29 5 42 8 69 10