Incredible I

Incredible I
Target text


Recognize and name the uppercase letter I and lowercase letter i.


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Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • incredible
  • inspect
  • imagine
  • impossible


  • Magnifying glass graphic
  • Letter cards
  • Inspect I letter-finding page
  • I handwriting practice page
  • I color page

The children will make and inspect the incredible letter I as they recognize and name the uppercase letter I and the lowercase letter i.

Literacy Activities
Incredible I

  • Write the uppercase letter I and the lowercase letter i on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children write the I and i in the air with their fingers.
  • Give the children an I coloring page and markers or crayons and invite them to decorate the I to make it incredible. Explain that incredible means amazing or wonderful.
  • Make comments such as the following throughout the activity to emphasize words that start with the letter I:
    • Imagine making an incredible I.
    • It is not impossible to make an incredible I.
  • Have the children lay their incredible I pages on their desks, then invite them to walk around inspecting each other's incredible artwork. Explain that inspecting means looking at.

Inspect the I

  • Place letter cards around the room.
  • Tell the children to use a magnifying glass to inspect each letter card to decide if it is the letter I, or i, or neither.
    • When a child finds an uppercase letter I or a lowercase letter i, have the child say “I found an I!”
    • If a child finds a distractor letter card, have him or her put it in a discard pile.
    • If a child mistakenly identifies a letter card that is not a letter I, then have him or her look at the letter I or i on the whiteboard and compare it to the letter they found to see if it is the same.

More Practice
Find the target letter mixed in with other letters

  • Display the page of mixed up letters and have the children inspect the page to find and circle each I and i.
  • When the children find an uppercase letter I or a lowercase letter i, have them say, “I found an I!”
    • If a child misidentifies a distractor letter as the letter I, then refer the child to the letter I and i on the whiteboard and ask, “Does this letter look like the letter on the board?”
  • Once the children have found all of the Is, have them make the Is incredible by coloring them.

Write I

  • Give the children the handwriting practice page and let them trace the I and i letters. Then have the children write the letters on their own using the lines as a guide.
  • Let the children color their I and i letters to make them incredible when they finish writing (optional).



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