Name and identify the capital letter T and lowercase t.
- Letter cards (see below)
- T color page (see below)
- Explore for T letter page (see below)
- T writing practice (see below)
State and model the objective
Tell the children that today they are going to go on a tour as they practice identifying and writing the uppercase letter T and lowercase t.
Practice the skill within an activity
Find a T for a ticket on the tour.
- Tell the children that today they are going to go on a tour, but first, they need to find Ts to get on the tour and to make the tour go.
- Place T letter cards (see below) around the room along with distractor letters.
- Have the children look around the classroom for Ts.
- When the children find a T letter card have them say, “I found a T ticket to go on the tour!”
- Make sure that a child doesn't get a distractor letter as their T ticket.
Take a ride on the T tour.
- Have one child be the ticket taker, and have him or her take the tickets as the children get on the T tour.
- Lead the children around the classroom with a wagon and have one or two children sit inside while the others follow behind it in a line like a train.
- Pretend to have the T tour run out of gas and stop.
- Have the children run and find more Ts to put in the wagon to make the wagon go again.
- Give the children the big T page (see below) and tell them to color their T.
- Have the children fill their big T with little ts.
Apply the skill
Find the target letter mixed in with other letters (see below).
- Tell the children they will find more Ts on a paper.
- Display the page of mixed up letters and have the children find and circle all the capital Ts and lowercase ts.
- Have the children say, “I found a T!” every time they circle a capital or lowercase letter T.
- Give the children the writing practice page (see below).
- Let the children trace the Ts then write the Ts on their own using the lines as a guide.
1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper and lower case letters in the alphabet.