Tiptoe to T

Objective

Recognize and name the uppercase letter T and lowercase letter t.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • tiptoe
  • tap
  • tape

Materials:

  • Large letter T
  • Letter cards
  • Small pieces of paper or sticky notes

Overview
The children will tiptoe to a T as they recognize and name the uppercase letter T and the lowercase letter t.

Literacy Activities
Tiptoe to T

  • Write the uppercase letter T and the lowercase letter t on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children write the T and t in the air with their fingers. 
  • Make the large letter T with butcher paper and lay it on the floor in the middle of the room.
  • Mix up the small letter cards and have the children choose a card one at a time.
  • Help the children decide if the letter on the card is the uppercase letter T or lowercase letter t.
    • If the letter is a T or a t, have the children tiptoe to the large T on the floor and tap the T with the letter card.
    • If the letter is not a T or a t, place it in the discard pile.
    • If a child misidentifies a distractor letter as a T or a t, have him or her look at the T and t on the whiteboard and compare them to the letter he or she picked. 

More Practice
Write the target letter

  • Tape the large T to the wall.
  • Have the children practice writing the uppercase letter T and lowercase letter t in the air with their finger.
  • Help the children write the uppercase letter T and lowercase letter on small pieces of paper or sticky notes.
  • Have the children tape their letter cards to the large T paper on the wall.

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Objective 
Recognize and name the uppercase letter T and lowercase letter t.

Materials

  • Letter cards
  • Paper and pencil

Activity: Tiptoe to the Table

  • Mix up the letter cards and have your child choose a card one at a time. 
  • Help your child decide if the letter on the card is the uppercase letter T or lowercase letter t
    • If the letter is a T or t, have your child tiptoe to the table and tap the table with the letter card. 
    • If the letter is not a T or a t, place it in the discard pile.
  • Help your child write the uppercase letter T and lowercase letter t on small pieces of paper to make new letter cards.
  • Repeat the activity with the new letter cards.

T-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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