H Hanger

Objective

Recognize and name the uppercase letter H and lowercase letter h.

 

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • helping
  • hand
  • hanger
  • hang

Materials:

  • Sheets of paper
  • Letter cards (see below)
  • Paperclips or tape
  • Wire hanger
  • Hat

State and model the objective

Tell the children that they will play a helping hands game as they recognize and name the uppercase letter H and the lowercase letter h.

Practice the skill within an activity

Hh Hanger

  • Write the uppercase letter H and the lowercase letter h on the whiteboard, name the letters, and allow the children to write H and h in the air with their fingers.
  • Have the children sit at a table and help them trace both of their hands onto a piece of paper.
  • Explain that the paper hands will be “helping hands” because they will help the children know where to look for letters around the room.
  • Distribute the letter cards to the children and encourage the children to hide the letters under their helping hands in visible spaces around the room.
  • Have the children meet back at the table. Display the H hanger. Explain that this hanger is special because only the letter H can hang on it.
  • Release a few children at a time to find the various helping hands around the room and choose 1 letter to bring back.
  • Have the children bring the letters back to the group. One at a time, have each child hold up his or her letter and have the group identify the letter together.
    • If the letter is an H, have the child say, “H goes on the hanger!” and hang the letter card on the hanger with a paperclip or tape.
    • If the letter is not an H, have the children put the letter to the side.
  • Continue until all letters have been retrieved from under the helping hands.

Apply the skill

Write the target letter

  • Have the children write the uppercase letter H and lowercase letter h (provide support as needed).
  • Let the children attach their letters to the H hanger.

Identify the target letter

  • Take the letter cards off the H hanger and mix them with the letter cards that were set aside during the helping hands game.
  • Place all of the letter cards in a hat.
  • Have the children choose a letter from the hat. Help the children name the letter.
    • If the letter is an H or h, have the children put it under one of the helping hands.
    • If the letter is not an H have the children put the letter in a discard pile.

Printouts

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Objective
Recognize and name the uppercase letter H and lowercase letter h.

Materials

  • Wire or plastic hanger
  • Paper clips, or tape
  • Newspaper ads or old magazines
  • Scissors

Activity: Hh Hanger

  • Show your child the hanger, and tell him or her that it is a special hanger because only the uppercase or lowercase letter H can hang on it.
  • With your child, look through the old magazines and/or newspaper ads. When you see the letter H or h, point to it and say, "H!" 
  • Help your child cut out the letter H or h and hang it from the H hanger using a paperclip or tape.
  • After you have hung the letters, say together, "H on the hanger!"
  • Continue until you have several letters hanging from your H hanger.
  • Help your child write the uppercase letter H and lowercase h on a piece of paper then hang the paper from the H hanger.

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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