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

Materials:

  • Sweater Super S graphic
  • Letter cards
  • Super S Sweater song
  • Music for "Happy and You Know It" (optional)
  • Blindfold (optional)

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

Literacy Activities
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 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 S Sweater song 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 S Sweater song.
  • Help the children decide whether or not the letter on each card is an uppercase S or a lowercase 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 the discard pile.
    • If a child misidentifies a distractor letter as an S or an s, have him or her look at the S and s on the whiteboard and compare them to the letter he or she picked.

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 to stand at the back of the classroom and hide his or her eyes with his or her 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 him or her 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.

More Practice
Identify the target letter in a text

  • Show the children the text to the Super S 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 pieces of paper, then allow them to attach the letters to the Super S Sweater.

SEEL Target Texts

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Super S Sweater Song

If you like my super sweater, point to S!
If you like my super sweater, point to S!
If you like my super sweater, and you want to make it better,
If you like my super sweater, point to S!

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Objective
Recognize and name the uppercase letter S and the lowercase letter s.

Materials

  • Super S graphic
  • Letter cards
  • Sweater

Activity: Super S Sweater

  • Attach the Super S graphic to a sweater and have your child name the letter on it.
  • Tell your child that he or she needs to find more S letters to stick on the Super S sweater.
  • Scatter the letter cards around the room, then have your child gather the cards.
  • Help your child decide whether or not the letter on each card is an uppercase S or a lowercase 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 the discard pile.
  • Help your child write the letter S in different colors and sizes on paper, then have him or 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. Have your child trace the letter and/or help them cut out the picture and word 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 lowercase letters in the alphabet.

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