Roll R Ribbons

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:

  • ribbon
  • roll
  • red

Materials:

  • Letter cards (see below)
  • Rolls of ribbon (red if possible)
  • Roll R Ribbons target text (see below)

State and model the objective

Tell the children that they will roll up ribbons as they recognize and name the uppercase letter R and the lowercase letter r.

Practice the skill within an activity

Roll R ribbons

  • 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.
  • Mix up the letter cards (see below) then let the children choose a card one at a time.
  • Help the children decide whether or not the letter on the card is an uppercase R or lowercase r.
    • If the letter is an or an r, place it by the rolls of ribbon.
    • If the letter is not an R or an r, place it in a discard pile.
  • Let the children tape or staple the uppercase R and lowercase r letter cards to the ribbon.
  • Demonstrate how to roll and unroll the R ribbons and let the children try doing it too.

Roll R papers

  • Have the children write the letter R multiple times down the middle of a piece of paper.
  • Tape or staple these pages together to make one long paper.
  • Allow the children to help you roll all the R pages together.
  • Let the children roll and unroll the R pages as they did with the R ribbons.

Apply the skill

Identify the target letter.

  • Read the Roll R Ribbons target text (see below) to the children.
  • Have the children circle each uppercase R and lowercase letter r in the text (offer support as needed.)
  • Allow the children to roll the text as they did the R ribbons.

SEEL Target Texts

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Roll R Ribbons

Make R ribbons.
Roll the ribbons.
Roll R letters on ribbons.
Roll R letters on red ribbons.
Roll, roll, roll the red R ribbons!

Printouts

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

Materials

  • Letter cards (see below)
  • Roll of ribbon
  • Sheets of paper

Activity: Roll R Ribbons

  • Show your child the letter cards (see below) and have him/her name the letter. 
  • Help your child write the uppercase letter R in a vertical line down the middle of several sheets of paper.
  • Tape or staple the sheets of paper together into one long paper then let your child roll up the papers.
  • Help your child write the lowercase letter r in a vertical line down the middle of a roll of ribbon.
  • Let your child roll and unroll the R papers and r ribbon, pointing to and saying the name of the letters.R 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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