Step on S

Objective

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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • step
  • stomp
  • slide
  • spin
  • skip
  • sneak

Materials:

  • Large letter S sign (see below)
  • Large letter S written on butcher paper or on a sidewalk outside with chalk (optional)
  • Small letter cards (see below)
  • Sticky notes or small pieces of paper

State and model the objective

Tell the children that they will stomp, slide, and spin on the letter as they recognize and name the uppercase letter and the lowercase letter s.

Practice the skill within an activity

Step on S

  • Tape the large letter S sign (see below) to the floor (or write a large letter S on butcher paper or the sidewalk – optional).
  • Have the children stand by the letter S and have them name the letter.
  • Allow the children to perform various actions on or around the letter S (i.e., stand, stomp, step, slide, spin, skip, sneak).
  • Mix up the small letter cards (see below) then have the children choose a card one at a time.
  • Help the children decide whether or not the letter on each card is S. If the letter is S, have the children tape it to the large letter S on the ground. If the letter is not S, discard it.

Apply the skill

Identify the target letter

  • Write a list of the words from the activity that begin with the letter S (i.e., stand, stomp, step, slide, spin, skip, sneak).
  • Instruct the children to circle the letter S in each word on the list.

Write the target letter

  • Help the children write the letter S on sticky notes or small pieces of paper.
  • Allow the children to attach the letters to the large letter S sign

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Objective
Name and identify the letter S.

Materials

  • Letter cards (see below)
  • Large letter S written on paper or on a sidewalk outside with chalk
  • Tape 

Activity: Step on S

  • Write a large letter S on paper then tape the paper to the floor or write a large S on a sidewalk with chalk.
  • Have your child stand by the letter S and ask him/her to name the letter. 
  • Allow your child to perform various actions on or around the letter S (i.e., stand, stomp, step, slide, spin, skip, sneak).
  • Mix up the letter cards (see below) then have your child choose a card one at a time.
  • Help your child decide whether or not the letter on each card is S. If the letter is S, have your child put it on the large letter S on the ground. If the letter is not S, discard it.
  • Help your child write the letter S in the empty space around the large letter S on the ground.
  • The activity can be repeated several times.

S-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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