Hot H

Objective

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

 

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • hot
  • hand
  • high

Materials:

  • Letter cards (see below) colored red
  • Red crayons/markers/colored pencils—1 for each child
  • Red Hot H song (see below) sung to the tune of London Bridge

State and model the objective

Tell the children that they will pass a hot letter H as they recognize and name the uppercase letter H and the lowercase letter h.

Practice the skill within an activity

Pass the hot (similar to Hot Potato)

  • Write the uppercase letter H and the lowercase letter h on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children write the H and h high in the air with their fingers.
  • Invite the children to sit in a circle and teach them the Red Hot H song to the tune of London Bridges:
    • Letter H is hot, hot, hot
    • Hot, hot, hot,
    • Hot, hot, hot.
    • Letter H is hot, hot, hot,
    • H is red hot.
  • Hold up the red uppercase letter H card, have the children name the letter, then pass the card around the circle as they sing the Red Hot H song until you signal them to stop.
  • When the music stops, have the child holding the letter card stand up and say, “H, H, H! Red hot H!”
  • Repeat the game using the h letter card.
  • Repeat the game as many times as desired, alternating between the uppercase and lowercase letter cards.

Apply the skill

Identify the target letter

  • Show the children the text for the song Red Hot H.
  • Have the children circle the uppercase letter H and lowercase h in the text using a red crayon, colored pencil, or marker.
  • Sing the song again and have the children hold their hand up high in the air every time they see the letter H or h.

Write the target letter

  • Have the children write the letter H and h on a piece of paper several times using a red crayon, marker, or colored pencil (provide support as needed).
  • Repeat the hot H game using the children’s red letters (optional).

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

Materials

  • Red Hot H song (see below)
  • Letter Cards (see below)
  • Red crayon, colored pencil, or marker

Activity: Hot H

  • Have your child teach you the Red Hot H song (see below), sung to the tune of London Bridges.
  • Pass the red H letter card back and forth while singing the Red Hot H song. When the song ends, have the person holding the letter card drop it and say, "H is hot on my hands!"
  • Repeat the game, alternating between using the H and h letter cards as many times as desired.
  • Have your child circle the letter H and h in the text for the song using a red crayon, pencil, or marker then have him or her write the uppercase H and lowercase h on the back of the paper (support as needed). 

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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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