Leo Lion Loves L

Objective

Recognize and name the uppercase letter L and lowercase letter l.

 

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • lion
  • lemon
  • lime
  • lollipop
  • lettuce
  • licorice

Materials:

  • Leo Lion puppet
  • Letter cards
  • Picture cards
  • Lunch sacks (e.g., paper bags)
  • Sticky notes or small pieces of paper
  • Book: Would They Love a Lion? By Kady MacDonald Denton (Kingfisher, 1995) (optional)
  • Book: The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney (Little Brown Books for Young Readers, 2009) (optional)

Overview
The children will help Leo the Lion look for his letter L lunch as they recognize and name the uppercase letter L and the lowercase letter l .

Literacy Activities
Look for the letter L

  • Write the uppercase letter L and the lowercase letter l on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children write the L and l in the air with their fingers.
  • Place the letter cards around the room.
  • Tell the children to look for the letter as they gather the letter cards.
  • Help the children decide whether or not each letter is an uppercase letter L or a lowercase letter l.
    • If the letter is an L or an l, have the children give the card to Leo Lion and have them say “Leo Lion loves L!”
    • If the letter is not an L or an l, have the children place it in the discard pile.
    • If a child misidentifies a distractor letter as an L or an l, have him or her look at the L and l on the whiteboard and compare them to the letter he or she picked.

Look for Leo Lion’s lunch

  • Read the book, Would They Love a Lion? by Kady MacDonald Denton or The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney to the children and have them look for the letter L in the book (optional).
  • Place the picture cards around the room.
  • Allow the children to look around the room to find pictures for Leo Lion’s lunch.
  • Have the children put the pictures they find in a lunch sack (e.g., paper bag).
  • Once the children have found all of the lunch items, let each child circle the lowercase letter l in the word on each picture card.
  • Let the children pretend to feed the lunch items to the Leo Lion puppet and have the children say “Leo Lion loves L!” each time they feed the lion.

More Practice
Identify the target letter

  • Write the uppercase letter L and the lowercase letter l on the board and have the children name the letter.
  • Make a list of everything that Leo Lion had for lunch.
  • Have the children circle the lowercase letter l in each word from the list

Write the target letter

  • Help the children write the uppercase letter L and lowercase l on sticky notes or small pieces of paper.
  • Instruct the children to place their papers on Leo Lion and have them say “Leo Lion loves L!” each time they place a paper.

SEEL Target Texts

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Leo Lion Loves Lunch

Leo lion loves to lift lobsters to his lips.
Leo lion loves to lap liver for lunch.
Leo lion loves his lettuce and lasagna.
Leo lion loves to lick lots and lots of lollipops.
Leo lion loves large lemon lollipops.
Leo lion loves little lime lollipops.
Leo lion loves his L lunch.

Little Lions

Little lions like to lick little lollipops.
Little lions like to lick licorice.
Little lions like to lick lemons.
Little lions like to lick lunch boxes.

Printouts

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Objective
Recognize and name the uppercase letter L and the lowercase letter l.

Materials 

  • Letter cards
  • Leo Lion graphic
  • Paper cut into squares

Activity: Leo Lion Loves L

  • Place the letter cards around the room.
  • Have your child pretend to be a lion while he or she looks for the letter cards.
  • Help your child decide whether or not each letter is an uppercase L or lowercase l.
    • If the letter is an L or an l, put it near Leo Lion.
    • If the letter is not an L or an l, have your child place it in a discard pile.
  • Tell your child to say, "Leo Lion loves L" each time he or she places an L letter card near Leo Lion.
  • Help your child write the uppercase letter L and lowercase letter l on paper cut into squares to make his or her own letter cards.
  • Repeat the activity using your child's letter cards. 

Letter-Cards-and-Leo-Lion-picture

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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