King K


Associate the uppercase letter K (and lowercase letter k) with the /k/ sound (e.g., kangaroo, king, kitten).

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • king
  • kitten
  • karate
  • keys
  • kangaroo
  • kite


  • Crown cutouts (see below)
  • K picture cards

State and model the objective

Tell the children they will make K crowns so that they can all be King K while they practice saying the /k/ sound in words such as kitten, kite, and kangaroo.

Practice the skill within an activity

Send objects up, up, and away

  • Give each child a crown and some K picture cards.
  • Ask the children to circle the letter K in the word on each picture card and have them say the /k/ sound as they circle the letter K.
  • Have the children glue the picture cards onto the crown.
  • As the children glue the picture cards onto their crowns, have them say the name of the picture, emphasizing the first sound (e.g. /k/ - /k/ - king).
  • Occasionally ask the children what letter the /k/ word starts with.
  • Staple the ends of the crown together to fit it to the children’s heads.
  • Talk together about some of the things King K might do in his kingdom (e.g., “King K most likely keeps a kitten in his kingdom,” “King K probably has a key to the kingdom’s palace,” “King K must love flying kites”).
  • Have the children put their King K crowns on and have them all perform some K actions with you (e.g.; Say, “King K karate kicks!” or “King K blows a kiss!”).
  • Have the children say, “K!’ as they do the actions.

Apply the skill (choose from the following)

Read the target letter

  • Write a list on the board of things the K King does in his kingdom and actions that begin with K (e.g., kittens, kingdom, kite, kiss, kick).
  • Read the list as a group by saying, “/k//k/ - _____ starts with K.”
  • Have the children underline the letter K at the beginning of each word and have them say the /k/ sound each time they underline a letter.

Write the target letter

  • Help the children write the uppercase letter K (and lowercase k) on small pieces of paper or sticky notes.
  • Allow the children to draw pictures of things from the activity that begin with the letter K (e.g., kite, key, kitten) on small pieces of paper or sticky notes.
  • Let the children attach the letters and pictures on the King K crown.


SEEL At Home

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Associate the letter K (and lowercase k) with the /k/ sound (e.g., king, kitten, kite).


  • K picture cards and kingdom picture (see below) 
  • Glue or tape

Activity: King K

  • Take turns choosing a picture card. 
  • For each picture, ask your child, "Does King K keep a k____ in his kingdom?"  
  • Have your child respond, "Yes, King K keeps a k___ in his kingdom," and attach the picture card to the kingdom picture. Continue until all cards have been drawn.
  • Read the word on each picture together, emphasizing the /k/ sound (e.g., /k/ - /k/ - kite). When you get done reading the words, ask your child what letter says the /k/ sound.
  • On the back of the kingdom picture write, "King K keeps a kite in his kingdom." Repeat for all of the things glued to the kingdom picture to make a list of the things King K keeps.
  • Have your child underline the letter K every time it appears in the list of things that King K keeps. 
  • Have your child say the /k/ sound each time he/she underlines a letter.

K Picture Cards and Kingdom


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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper and lower case letters in the alphabet.
2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.A: Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.