Noodle Necklace!

Objective

Recognize and name the uppercase letter N and lowercase letter n.

 

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • noodle
  • necklace
  • neat
  • nice

Materials:

  • 1 pre-made noodle necklace
  • String (about 20 inches long) – 1 for each child
  • Dry noodles (macaroni, penne, or any pasta with holes)
  • Tape
  • Letter cards

State and model the objective

Tell the children that today they get to make a neat noodle necklace as they recognize and name the uppercase letter N and the lowercase letter n.

Practice the skill within an activity

Make a noodle necklace

  • Before the activity, wrap tape around one end of each string to make it easier to thread, and hole-punch the top of the letter cards.
  • Write the uppercase letter N and the lowercase letter n on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children write the N and n in the air with their fingers.
  • Mix up the letter cards (see below) and place the cards in a pile face down.
  • Have the children choose a letter card and hold up the chosen letter, then say the name of the letter together.
    • If the letter is an N (or lowercase n), have the children put the letter by the noodles.
    • If the letter is not an N, have the children place the letter in a discard pile.
  • Give each child a string, several noodles, and a few N letter cards.
  • Tape the untaped end of the string to the table so that the noodles don’t fall off as the children thread them.
  • As the children string their noodles and letter cards, have them say, “N on the necklace.” and “N by the noodles.”
  • When the children have finished, help them tie their necklaces around their necks as they say, “My N noodle necklace looks nice!”

Apply the skill

Identify the target letter

  • Write the uppercase letter N or the lowercase letter n and another letter that the class has previously learned on the whiteboard.
  • Ask the children which letter is the letter N.
  • Repeat this activity several times with a different distracter letter each time.

Write the target letter

  • Show the children how to write an uppercase letter N (and lowercase n) by writing it on the whiteboard or on chart paper.
  • Give each child a piece of paper and a pencil and have the children write the letter N (and lowercase n) multiple times on their paper.
  • If time allows help the children cut out their letters, hole-punch them, and add them to their noodle necklace.

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Objective
Recognize and name the uppercase letter N and lowercase letter n.

Materials

  • N noodle necklace (made in class activity) 
  • Dry noodles (macaroni, penne, or any pasta with holes)
  • Letter cards (see below)

Activity: Noodle Necklace

  • Have your child show you the noodle necklace that was made in class or make a necklace with noodles and string (about 20 inches long).
  • Mix up the letter cards (see below) and place the cards in a pile face down.
  • Have your child choose a letter card and then say the name of the letter together.
    • If the letter is an N (or lowercase n), have your child put the letter by the noodles.
    • If the letter is not an N, have your child place the card in a discard pile.
  • Help your child write the letter N (and lowercase n) using glue on a piece of paper then let your child place noodles on the glue to make an N out of noodles.
  • Have your child glue the N and n letter cards to the noodle N paper.

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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