S Sweater

Objective

Recognize and name the uppercase letter and the lowercase letter s

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • super
  • sweater
  • song
  • silently
  • swiftly
  • swipe
  • spot

Materials:

  • Sweater
  • Super S graphic (see below)
  • Letter cards (see below)
  • Blindfold (optional)
  • Super Sweater song (see below) to the tune of Happy and You Know It
  • Music for Happy and You Know It (optional)

State and model the objective

Tell the children that they will stick the letter on a Super S Sweater as they recognize and name the uppercase letter and the lowercase letter s.

Practice the skill within an activity

Super Sweater

  • Write the uppercase letter S and the lowercase letter s on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children write the S and s in the air with their fingers.
  • Attach the Super S graphic (see below) to a sweater and tell the children that they need to find more S letters to stick on the Super S sweater.
  • Teach the children the Super Sweater song (see below) to the tune of Happy and You Know it 
  • Scatter the letter cards around the room then have the children gather the cards while singing the Super Sweater song.
  • Help the children decide whether or not the letter on each card is an S.
    • If the letter is an S, have the children tape it to Super S Sweater.
    • If the letter is not an S, have them place it in a discard pile.

Swipe the off the Super Sweater

  • Place the Super Sweater on a desk or table close to the front of the room and place all of the cards on top of the sweater.
  • Have the children line up across the front of the room.
  • Choose one child stand at the back of the classroom and hide their eyes with their hands or a blindfold.
  • Explain to the children that one of them will need to silently and swiftly (quickly) swipe (take) a letter S card from on top of the Super Sweater and sneak back to their spot in line.
  • Invite one of the children at the front to swipe a letter card from the sweater and return to their spot.
  • With the children, ask the blindfolded child, "Who swiped the S off the Super Sweater?"
  • Allow the blindfolded child to remove their blindfold (or hands) from their eyes and guess who they think swiped the S.
    • If the blindfolded child guesses right, have them write an S on a whiteboard.
    • If he or she guesses incorrectly, the child who swiped the S gets to write an S on the whiteboard and takes the blindfolded child's place at the back of the class.
  • Repeat as desired.

Apply the skill

Identify the target letter in a text

  • Show the children the text to the Super Sweater song on a chart or whiteboard.
  • Have the children take turns circling the letter S every time it occurs in the text.
  • Read the text slowly, following along with your finger, and have the children write the letter S in the air each time they see the letter S in the text.

Write the target letter

  • Have the children practice writing the letter S with their fingers in the air, on their hands, on the floor, etc.
  • Help the children write the letter S in different colors and sizes on small piece of paper then allow them to attach the letters to the Super S sweater.

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Objective
Recognize and name the letter S.

Materials

  • Super S graphic (see below)
  • Letter cards (see below)
  • Sweater

Activity: Super S Sweater

  • Attach the Super S graphic (see below) to a sweater and have your child name the letter on it.
  • Tell your child that he/she needs to find more S letters to stick on the Super S sweater.
  • Scatter the letter cards (see below) around the room then have your child gather the cards.
  • Help your child decide whether or not the letter on each card is an S.
    • If the letter is an S, have your child tape it to Super S Sweater. If the letter is not an S, place it in a discard pile.
  • Help your child write the letter S in different colors and sizes on paper then have him/her attach the letters to the Super S sweater. 
  • For additional fun, look in a grocery ad for words with an S or s in them and have your child trace the letter and/or cut out the picture and word with scissors and attach them to the sweater, too.

Super-S

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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