Admire the A

Objective

Recognize and name the uppercase letter A and lowercase letter a.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • amazing
  • apple
  • alphabet
  • admire

Materials:

  • Coloring pages (see below)
  • Apple graphic (see below)
  • Letter cards (see below)
  • Letter-finding page (see below)

 

Overview
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

  • 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.

Printouts

Standards

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

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