Admire the A
Recognize and name the uppercase letter A and lowercase letter a.
- Coloring pages (see below)
- Apple graphic (see below)
- Letter cards (see below)
- Letter-finding page (see below)
The children will decorate and admire the letter A as they recognize and name the uppercase letter A and the lowercase letter a.
Practice the skill within an activity
Admire the A
- Write the uppercase letter A and the lowercase letter a on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children write the A and a in the air with their fingers.
- Explain that the word admire starts with the letter A and means to think that someone or something is good or great like a person admires an artist’s painting.
- Give the children an A coloring page (see below) and markers or crayons.
- Tell the children to decorate the A to make it look amazing, and invite them to admire (or say how much they like) each other’s artwork.
- Model admiring the children’s work by giving compliments such as, “I admire your amazing A artwork!”
Admire an alphabet apple
- Give the children a picture of an apple (see below) and tell them they will turn the apple into an alphabet apple by pasting the uppercase letter A and the lowercase letter a on the apple.
- Give the children the letter cards (see below) and have them cut out the letters (supporting as needed) and mix them up.
- Tell the children to sort through the letter cards and paste the uppercase letter A and lowercase letter a on the apple but not any other letters.
- When a child finds a letter A have the child say “I found an A!”
- If a child mistakenly identifies a distractor card as a letter A, have him or her look at the letter A on the whiteboard and compare it to the letter they found to see if it is the same.
- Have the children write the letters A and a around the apple.
- Let the children admire each other’s alphabet apple.
Apply the skill
Find the target letters
- Display the letter-finding page (see below) and have the children find and circle the As.
- Have the children say, “I found an A!”
- If a child misidentifies a distractor letter as the letter A, refer the child to the letter A on the whiteboard and ask, “Does your letter look like the letter on the board?”
- Once the children have found all of the As, have them color the As and admire the colors.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters in the alphabet.
Admire the A