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
  • Letter cards
  • Sticky notes or small pieces of paper
  • Chalk (optional)

Overview
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.

Literacy Activities
Step on S

  • Write the uppercase letter S and the lowercase letter s on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children say the letter name as they write the and s in the air with their fingers. 
  • Tape the large letter S sign to the floor or write a large letter S on butcher paper or the sidewalk.
  • 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 (e.g., stand, stomp, step, slide, spin, skip, sneak).
  • Mix up the letter cards, then have the children choose a card one at a time.
  • 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 the large letter S on the ground.
    • If the letter is not an S, 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. 

More Practice
Identify the target letter

  • Write a list of the words from the activity that begin with the letter S (e.g., 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.
  • Have the children attach the letters to the large letter S sign on the floor.

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Objective
Name and identify the uppercase letter S and the lowercase letter s.

Materials

  • Letter cards
  • 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 the sidewalk with chalk.
  • Have your child stand by the letter S and ask him or her to name the letter. 
  • Allow your child to perform various actions on or around the letter S (e.g., stand, stomp, step, slide, spin, skip, sneak).
  • Mix up the letter cards, then have your child choose a card one at a time.
  • 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 put it on the large letter S on the ground.
    • If the letter is not an S, place it in the discard pile.
  • 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 lowercase letters in the alphabet.

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