Red R Roses

Objective

Recognize and name the uppercase letter R and lowercase letter r.

Point to words in a text to demonstrate print awareness.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • red
  • rose
  • ring

Materials:

  • Rose graphics (see below)
  • Ring around the Roses song (see target text below)
  • Music for Ring Around the Rosies (optional)
  • Large letter R (see below)
  • Red crayons, markers, or colored pencils
  • Book: Rosie’s Roses by Pamela Duncan Edwards (Katherine Tegen Books, 2003) (optional)

State and model the objective

Tell the children they will play with R roses as they recognize and name the uppercase letter R and the lowercase letter r.

Practice the skill within an activity

Red R Roses

  • Write the uppercase letter R and the lowercase letter r on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children write the R and r in the air with their fingers.
  • Read the book Rosie’s Roses by Pamela Duncan Edwards and have the children find the letter R throughout the book (optional).
  • Have the children sit in a ring (circle) and put the large letter R (see below) in the middle of the ring.
  • Give each of the children a rose graphic (see below), help them write the letter R on the roses, then let them color the roses red.
  • Have the children place the red R roses on the letter R in the center of the ring.
  • Teach the children the Ring around the Rosies song.
  • Invite the children to sing the song and walk in a ring around the roses then fall to the ground when indicated in the song.
  • The song can be repeated multiple times in different R-related ways, such as rapidly, running, really slowly, or in reverse (walking backwards).

Apply the skill

Identify the target letter.

  • Show the children the text for the Ring around the Rosies song, and help them look for the words with an R or r in it.
  • Have the children take turns circling the uppercase letter R and lowercase letter r in the text of the song.

Write the target letter.

  • Help the children write the uppercase letter R and lowercase letter r using a red crayon, marker, or colored pencil.

SEEL Target Texts

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Ring Around the Roses Song

Ring around the roses.
Ring around the roses.
Red R roses.
We all fall down!

Printouts

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Objective
Name and identify the uppercase letter R and lowercase letter r.

Materials

  • Rose graphics (see below)
  • Ring Around the Rosie song (see below)
  • Red crayon or marker  

Activity: Red R Roses

  • Help your child write the uppercase letter R and the lowercase letter r on the rose graphics (see below).
  • Let your child color the rose graphics red using a crayon or marker.
  • Cut out the rose graphics simply and place the red R roses on the floor.
  • Walk with your child in a ring (circle) around the roses on the floor then fall to the ground as you sing the Ring Around the Rosie song.
  • Have your child circle the uppercase letter R and lowercase letter r as you sit and sing the song again.
  • The activity can be repeated several times.

Ring-Around-the-Roses

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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