admire the a

Admire the A

Admire the A
Target text


Recognize and name the letter A.

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • amazing
  • apple
  • alphabet
  • admire


  • Coloring pages
  • Apple graphic
  • Letter cards
  • Letter-finding page


The children will decorate and admire the letter A as they recognize and name the letter A.

Literacy Activities
Admire the

  • Write the letter A on a whiteboard, name the letter, and have the children write the 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 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 and tell them they will turn the apple into an alphabet apple by pasting the letter A on the apple. 
  • Give the children the letter cards 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 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 he or she picked.
  • Have the children write the letter A around the apple. 
  • Let the children admire each other’s alphabet apple. 

More Practice
Find the target letters

  • Display the letter-finding page 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, have him or her look at the letter A on the whiteboard and compare it to the letter he or she picked.
  • Once the children have found all of the As, have them color the As and admire the colors.
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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.