Q Queen

Objective

Recognize and name the uppercase letter Q and lowercase letter q.

 

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • queen
  • quickly
  • quietly

Materials:

  • Q crown graphic (see below)
  • Letter cards (see below)
  • Queen with Qs picture (see below)
  • Crown graphics (see below)

State and model the objective

Tell the children that they will help find the letter Q for a queen as they recognize and name the uppercase letter Q and the lowercase letter q.

Practice the skill within an activity

Find the letter Q for the queen

  • Hide the letter cards (see below) throughout the classroom.
  • Write the uppercase letter Q and the lowercase letter q on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children write the Q and q in the air with their fingers.
  • Show the children your previously assembled crown and tell them that you are the Queen of Qs (point to the Qs on your crown).
  • Invite the children to help find more Qs for the queen’s crown by quickly and quietly searching the room to find letter cards.
  • Help the children decide if the letter on the cards they find is the letter Q (or lowercase q).
    • If the letter is a Q or q, have the child place it by the Queen’s crown.
    • If the letter is not a Q or q, have the child place it in a discard pile.
  • As the children search, encourage them to say the name of the letter Q. Ask questions such as:
    • What are you searching for?
    • What did you find?
    • Is that the letter Q?
    • Does that letter look like the letters on my queen crown?
  • When all the letters are found, have the children say, “Queen, here is a Q for your crown” as they glue or tape the Q and q letter cards to the crown.

Apply the skill

Identify the target letter

  • Give each child a Queen with Qs picture (see below).
  • Have the children find and circle all of the Qs in the picture.
  • Optional: Have the children trace each letter Q that they have circled.

Write the target letter

  • Cut out the crown graphics (see below) and give each child a crown.
  • Have the children write the uppercase letter Q and lowercase letter q on their crown (provide support as needed) or have the children tape Q and q letter cards on the crown then trace the letters.

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Objective
Recognize and name the uppercase letter Q and lowercase letter q.

Materials

  • Queen with Qs picture (see below)

Activity: Count the Queen's Qs

  • Have your child show you the Queen with Qs picture from class or use the picture below.
  • Point to a letter Q on the picture and ask your child which letter it is.
  • Help your child count and circle the Qs that are on the picture.
  • Help your child write several uppercase letter Qs and lowercase letter qs on the queen.
  • Cut a piece of paper into small squares. Help your child write a Q or q on each square.
  • Hide the squares around the room. Have your child quickly and quietly find the Qs and qs and bring them back to the queen picture.

Queen-with-Q-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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