D for a Dollar

Objective

Recognize and name the uppercase letter D and lowercase letter d.

 

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • dollar
  • desk
  • drop
  • different

Materials:

  • Letter cards (see below)
  • Price tags (see below)
  • Pretend dollar bills (see below)
  • Small pieces of paper

State and model the objective

Tell the children that they will go to a pretend Dollar Store to buy the letter D as they recognize and name the uppercase letter D and the lowercase letter d.

Practice the skill within an activity

Dollar store

  • Before the activity, set up a pretend dollar store with price tags attached to D and d letter cards (see below).
  • Write the uppercase letter and lowercase letter d on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children write the D and d in the air with their fingers.
  • Pass out pretend dollar bills to the children, and have them circle the letter D in the word dollar.
  • Tell the children they can drop their dollar on the desk to buy a or d letter card.
  • When they get their letter card, invite them to write the letter D or d on the line on the price tag.

Apply the skill

Write the target letter

  • Let the children make their own letter cards to sell by writing the letter D and d (provide support as needed)  on small pieces of paper, using different colored crayons.
  • Attach the price tags to the D letter cards the children created then repeat the dollar store game, letting the children buy a different D for a dollar.

Play Hide and Seek with Ds

  • Before the activity, count how many uppercase D and lowercase d letter cards you have, mix in some distractor letter cards, then hide the letter cards around the room.
  • Remind the children what the uppercase letter D and lowercase letter d look like by writing them at the top of a two-column chart on the board.
  • Invite the children to look for letter cards, bring them to the board, and tell you if the card is an uppercase or lowercase D, or a different letter:
  • Have the children tape D and d letter cards in the correct columns, and put distractor cards in a pile..
    • If they incorrectly identify a distractor letter, ask them if that letter looks like the letters on the board, then have them put their card in the pile.

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Objective
Recognize and name the uppercase letter D and the lowercase letter d.

Materials

  • Pretend dollar bills, price tags, and letter cards (see below)
  • Small pieces of paper

Activity: D for a Dollar

  • Set up a pretend dollar store with price tags attached to D and d letter cards (see below).
  • Have your child circle the letter D in the word dollar on pretend dollar bills.
  • Let your child buy D and d letter cards in the store with his or her dollars.
  • Allow your child to make his/her own dollar cards to sell by writing the letter D and d (provide support as needed) on small pieces of paper using different colored crayons. 
  • Attach the price tags to the new D and d letter cards then repeat the dollar store activity, but this time you buy a D for a dollar from your child.
  • The activity can be repeated several times.
  • When you have finished the game, have your child mark the price tags by writing the letter D on the line (providing support as needed).Dollar Bills and Tags

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.

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