Join a J Journey!

Objective

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

 

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • journey
  • jar
  • jump
  • joy

Materials:

  • Uppercase letter J and lowercase letter j (see below)
  • A large jar
  • Letter cards (see below)
  • J Journey chant (see below)

State and model the objective

Tell the children that today they will go on a journey to find the letter J as they recognize and name the uppercase letter J and the lowercase letter j.

Practice the skill within an activity

J Journey

  • Place the letter cards (see below) around the room.
  • Write the uppercase letter J and the lowercase letter j on a whiteboard, name the letter, and have the children write the J and j in the air with their fingers.
  • Teach the children the J Journey chant (see below) and actions.
  • Have the children look around the room for a J or a j letter card.
  • When a child sees a J or a j letter card, have everyone say the J Journey chant and do the actions.
  • Read the J Journey chant again and invite the children to underline the uppercase letter J and lowercase j in the chant.

Apply the skill

Write and identify the target letter

  • Give the children small pieces of paper (paper cut into fourths) to create their own letter cards.
  • Have the children write the uppercase letter J and the lowercase letter j on their pieces of paper.
  • Let the children hide the letter cards around the room and repeat the J Journey game (optional).

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

Materials

  • J Journey chant (see below)
  • Letter cards (see below)
  • Jar with the uppercase letter J and the lowercase letter j written on it

Activity: J Journey

  • Place the letter cards (see below) around the room.
  • Read the J Journey chant (see below) to your child and have him/her circle the uppercase letter J and lowercase j in the chant.
  • Have your child look around the room for the letter cards.  
  • When your child finds a letter card, say the J Journey chant together and do the actions.
  • Help your child write the uppercase letter J and lowercase j on several small pieces of paper (paper cut into fourths) to create letter cards.
  • Let your child place the new letter cards around the room and repeat the game.

J-Journey-Chant

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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