J Jar

Objective

Recognize and name the uppercase letter J and lowercase letter j.

 

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • jar
  • jump
  • jog
  • jet
  • juggle
  • jiggle
  • joy

Materials:

  • Large jar
  • Uppercase letter J and lowercase letter j 
  • Letter cards (see below)

State and model the objective

Tell the children that they will find the Js in the J jar as they recognize and name the uppercase letter J and the lowercase letter j.

Practice the skill within an activity

J Jar

  • Write the uppercase letter J and the lowercase letter j on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children write the J and j in the air with their fingers.
  • Write or put the letters J and j on the large jar and put the cut-out letter cards (see below) inside the jar.
  • Have the children come up one at a time and choose a letter card out of the J jar.
  • Have the children show the group the letter they chose. Identify the letter together as a group.
    • If the letter is a J or a j, say, “You found J!” and have the children do an action that begins with the letter J (e.g., jump, jog, jiggle, juggle), then have the child put the letter J card back in the J jar.
    • If the letter card is not a J or a j, have the children say, “__(name of letter) does not go in the J jar!” and put the letter card to the side.
  • If a child misidentifies a distractor letter as a J or a j, have him or her look at the J and j on the jar and compare them to the letter he or she picked.

Apply the skill (choose from the activities below)

Identify the target letter

  • Put all of the letter cards back in the J jar.
  • Have the children stand up as you pull one letter card out at a time and show it to the group.
    • If the letter is a J or a j, have the children jump or jog in place.
    • If the letter is not a J or a j, have the children stand still.
  • If a child misidentifies a distractor letter as a J or a j , have him or her look at the J and j on the jar and compare them to the letter he or she picked.

Write the target letter

  • Give the children paper and pencils.
  • Put the letter cards back in the jar again and repeat the game as a writing activity.
    • If the letter card chosen from the jar is a J or j have the children write the letter (provide support as needed).
    • If the letter is not a J or a j, do not have the children write the letter.

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Objective
Recognize and name the uppercase letter J and the lowercase letter j.

Materials

  • Letter cards (see below)
  • A bag or bowl
  • Jar with the uppercase letter J and the lowercase letter j written on it

Activity: J Jar

  • Put the J jar at one end of the room or yard and put the letter cards in a bag or bowl on the other end.
  • Stand by the bag or bowl of letters with your child and take turns choosing one letter card at a time.
  • Whoever chooses a card first shows the other person the card and identifies the letter.
    • If letter on the card is a J or j, race to the J jar at the other end of the room or yard by jumping or jogging. 
    • If the letter on the card is not a J, set the letter card to the side and have the other person draw a card.
  • Continue until all letter cards have been chosen.
  • Help your child write the uppercase letter J and lowercase j on several small pieces of paper (paper cut into fourths) to create more letter cards.
  • Repeat the game using the new letter cards (optional).

J Letter Cards

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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