Queen's Quilt

Objective

Associate the letter Q (and lowercase q) with the /kw/ sounds (e.g., quail, queen, quick).

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

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

Materials:

  • Queen Quillet Needs a Quilt song (see below) to the tune of Old Macdonald
  • Music for the song Old MacDonald (optional)
  • Castle picture with Queen Quillet (see below)
  • Quilt squares (punch holes around each picture) (see below)
  • Quilt writing practice (see below)
  • Yarn attached to a pencil

State and model the objective

Tell the children they will make a quilt for the Queen and they will practice saying the /kw/ sounds in words that begin with the letter Q: queen, quilt, quack, question, quail, quarter.

Practice the skill within an activity

Sing the Queen Quillet Needs a Quilt song

  • Point out the words queen and quilt in the text for the song Queen Quillet Needs a Quilt.
  • 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 (see below) and explain that the Queen needs a quilt for her cold castle, and she wants a quilt made of words that start with Q.
  • Cut out the quilt squares (see below) 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 (offer support as necessary).
  • Repeat until all the quilt squares have all been stitched.
  • Make a list of the words used throughout the activity that begin with Q (i.e., queen, quilt, quack, question, quail, quarter).
  • Point out that each word on the list starts with the letters qu which make the /kw/ sounds.

Apply the skill

Identify the target letter

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

Write the target letter

  • Give the children the quilt writing practice page (see below) and help them write the letter Q (and lowercase q) in a pattern on the quilt.
  • Have the children produce the /kw/ sounds 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 letter Q (and lowercase q) with the /kw/ sound (e.g., quail, queen, question).

Materials

  • Quilt picture cards (see below) cut out and punch holes along the sides
  • Yarn (attach to the end of a pencil)

Activity: Queen Quillet's Quilt

  • Cut out the quilt picture cards (see below) and punch holes along the sides and attach yarn to the end of a pencil.
  • Point out 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 the word on each picture card.
  • Ask your child to produce the /kw/ sounds each time he/she circles the letter Q.
  • Help your child stitch the pictures together by weaving the yarn attached to the pencil 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/markers.

Quilt-picture-cards

Standards

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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.

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