These boxed cards are now 11.25" x 12.5" and they feature brighter, engaging pictures with letters that are evenly sized and aligned for reading and spelling. With cultural diversity and gender equality, the new cards have all of the imagery, mouth cues, and mnemonic strategies that made the original lowercase Lively Letters so popular, with even more endearing characters that make them an even bigger hit with students and teachers, alike! With the bonus plain letter cards that are now included in each sturdy box of cards, it is even easier for educators to transition to plain letter reading and spelling activities, ensuring greater student success. Each set of cards also includes a sequence card, an easy, quick reference for teachers introducing the letter sounds. This box includes a total of 27 uppercase picture cards and 26 plain letter cards for letter sound introduction, practice, and word play activities. Although all of the uppercase stories are now included in the Lively Letters Instruction Manual (4th edition), we have included a small booklet with just the uppercase stories. For full instructions on best practices for introducing, practicing, and using the Lively Letters cards beyond just letter sound introduction, please refer to the Lively Letters Instruction Manual (4th edition), which is sold separately.