Jog with J

Objective

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

 

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • jog
  • jump
  • jab

Materials:

  • Large letter cards (see below) (cut out, preferably on cardstock)
  • Small letter cards (see below)
  • Jog with J chant (see below)

State and model the objective

Tell the children that they will jog, jump, and jab as they recognize and name the uppercase letter J and the lowercase letter j.

Practice the skill within an activity

Jog with J

  • Write the uppercase letter J and lowercase letter j on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children write the J and j in the air with their fingers.
  • Teach the children the Jog with J chant (see below).
  • Have the children form a circle, then invite a few at a time to stand in the center and give each child in the center a large letter card (see below).
  • Have the children in the center “jog with J” while everyone else repeats the Jog with J chant.
  • Have the children take turns being in the center and jogging, jumping and jabbing with J.

Apply the skill

Write and identify the target letter

  • Give the children the small letter cards and have them trace the letter J and j with a crayon or marker.
  • Let the children write the letter J on the back of the uppercase J letter card and the letter j on the back of the lowercase j letter card (provide support as needed).
  • As a group, have the children stand behind their chairs and jog, jump and jab (as directed) with their letter cards.
  • Transition to the next activity by having the children jump with their J as they put their papers away.

SEEL Target Texts

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Jog with J

Jog your J in,
Jog your J out, 
Jog your J in,
And jog it all around.
Do the jogging J, 
Just jog and jog and jog. 
We love the letter J!
Jab your J in,
Jab your J out, 
Jab your J in,
And jab it all around.
Do the jabbing J,
Just jab and jab and jab. 
We love the letter J!
Jump your J in,
Jump your J out, 
Jump your J in,
And jump it all around.
Do the jumping J,
Just jump and jump and jump. 
We love the letter J!

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Jog with J

Jog with J Chant 
Jog your J in,
Jog your J out, 
Jog your J in,
And jog it all around.
Do the jogging J, 
Just jog and jog and jog. 
We love the letter J!
Jab your J in,
Jab your J out, 
Jab your J in,
And jab it all around.
Do the jabbing J,
Just jab and jab and jab. 
We love the letter J!
Jump your J in,
Jump your J out, 
Jump your J in,
And jump it all around.
Do the jumping J,
Just jump and jump and jump. 
We love the letter J!

Printouts

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

Materials

  • Jog with J chant (see below) 
  • Letter cards (see below)
  • Crayons or colored markers

Activity: Jiggle and Jive

  • Have your child teach you the Jog with J chant (see below).
  • Sing the song and do the different actions with the letter J.
  • Have your child trace the J and j on the letter cards with a crayon or marker.
  • Help your child write the letter J and j on the back of the cards.

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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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