Queen's Quilt

Objective

Associate the uppercase letter Q and lowercase letter q with the /kw/ sound as in quail, queen, and quick.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • queen
  • quilt
  • quack
  • question
  • quail
  • quarter

Materials:

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  • Castle with Queen Quillet graphic
  • Quilt squares 
  • Quilt writing practice page
  • Yarn attached to a pencil
  • Queen Quillet Needs a Quilt song 
  • Music for the song "Old MacDonald" (optional)

Overview
The children will make a quilt for Queen Quillet and practice saying the /kw/ sound in words that begin with the letter Q, such as queen, quilt, quack, question, quail, quarter.

Literacy Activities
Sing Queen Quillet Needs a Quilt

  • Point out the words queen and quilt in the text for the Queen Quillet Needs a Quilt song.
  • Explain that the letter Q is usually spelled with the letter U after it, and the letters qu spelled together make the /kw/ sound.
  • Teach the children the Queen Quillet Needs a Quilt song, which is sung to the tune of "Old MacDonald."

Make a quilt for Queen Quillet

  • Show the children Queen Quillet’s castle graphic and explain that the Queen needs a quilt made of Q words for her cold castle.
  • Cut out the quilt squares and hole punch the corners of each square.
  • Show the children how to stitch the quilt squares together by weaving the pencil attached to yarn through the holes on the corners of the squares (support as needed).
  • Repeat until all the quilt squares have all been stitched.
  • Make a list of the Q words used throughout the activity (e.g., queen, quilt, quack, question, quail, quarter).
  • Point out that each word on the list starts with the letters qu, which together make the /kw/ sound.

More Practice
Identify the target letter

  • Write the uppercase letter Q and lowercase letter q on the board and emphasize out that the letter Q makes the /kw/ sound.
  • Display the text for the Queen Quillet Needs a Quilt song.
  • Have the children circle the uppercase letter Q and lowercase letter q throughout the text and have them produce the /kw/ sound each time they circle a letter.

Write the target letter

  • Give the children the quilt writing practice page and help them write the uppercase letter Q and lowercase letter q in a pattern on the quilt.
  • Have the children produce the /kw/ sound each time they write a letter.
  • Allow the children to color the quilt (optional).

SEEL Target Texts

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Queen Quillet Needs a Quilt

Queen Quillet needs a quilt.
/kw/-/kw/-/kw/-/kw/-/kw/
And on that quilt she needs a quail.
/kw/-/kw/-/kw/-/kw/-/kw/
With a Q-U here and a Q-U there.
Here a Q, there a U, everywhere a Q-U.
Queen Quillet needs a quilt.
/kw/-/kw/-/kw/-/kw/-/kw/
Queen Quillet needs a quilt.
/kw/-/kw/-/kw/-/kw/-/kw/
And on that quilt she needs a quarter.
/kw/-/kw/-/kw/-/kw/-/kw/
With a Q-U here and a Q-U there.
Here a Q, there a U, everywhere a Q-U.
Queen Quillet needs a quilt.
/kw/-/kw/-/kw/-/kw/-/kw/

Printouts

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Objective
Associate the uppercase letter Q and lowercase letter q with the /kw/ sound as in quail, queen, and question.

Materials

  • Quilt picture cards 
  • Yarn 

Activity: Queen Quillet's Quilt

  • Cut out the quilt picture cards, punch holes along the sides, and attach yarn to the end of a pencil.
  • Point out that the letter Q is usually spelled with the letter U after it, and the letters qu spelled together make the /kw/ sound as in queen.
  • Have your child circle the letter Q in each word on each picture card.
  • Ask your child to produce the /kw/ sounds each time he or she circles the letter Q.
  • Help your child stitch the pictures together by weaving the yarn through the holes in the pictures.
  • Allow your child to decorate the quilt by writing the letter Q all over the quilt with the crayons or markers.

Quilt-picture-cards

Standards

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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase 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.

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