U Under an Umbrella

Objective

Recognize and name the uppercase letter U and lowercase letter u.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • up
  • under
  • umbrella
  • uncover

Materials:

  • Umbrella or umbrella graphic (see below)
  • Strings
  • Clothespins or paperclips
  • Paper for making U and u letter cards (see below)
  • Letter cards (see below)
  • A bag for the cards

State and model the objective

Tell the children they will attach the letter U under an umbrella as they practice identifying and writing the uppercase letter U and lowercase letter u.

Practice the skill within an activity

Put U letters under an umbrella.

  • Attach string to the underside of an umbrella or to a picture of an umbrella and put clothespins or paperclips along the string.
  • Write the uppercase letter U (and lowercase u) on the whiteboard then have the children name the letter and practice writing in the air with their finger.
  • Have the children write the letters U and u on small pieces of paper to make letter cards.
  • Pretend that it’s raining and tell the children that they need to put the U letter cards up under the umbrella to keep them from getting wet.
  • Help the children attach the letter cards to the string under the umbrella using the clothespins or paperclips.
  • Comment that the letter U is under the umbrella.

Apply the skill

Hide the U under an umbrella:

  • Cut out the letter cards (see below) and place them in a bag.
  • Tell the children they will hide the letter U under an umbrella.
  • Have the children take turns drawing a letter from the bag and deciding if the letter is a U or some other letter.
    • If the letter is a U (or lowercase u) then have the children hide it under an umbrella (or a picture of an umbrella).
    • If the letter is not a U have the children set it to the side.
  • Once all of the letter cards with a U are hidden under the umbrella, have the children uncover the letters and check to make sure that only the letter U was under the umbrella.

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Objective
Recognize and name the uppercase letter U (and lowercase u).

Materials 

  • Umbrella or umbrella graphic (see below) with string attached to the underside
  • Clothespins or paperclips to clip letter cards to the string under the umbrella
  • Paper for making U and u letter cards

Activity: U Under an Umbrella

  • Help your child make letter cards by writing the letters U and u on small pieces of paper.
  • Pretend it's raining and tell your child to put the U letter cards under the umbrella to keep them from getting wet. 
  • Help your child attach the letter cards to the string using paper clips or clothespins, saying "U goes under the umbrella" each time.
  • Have your child decorate the umbrella graphic by writing the letters U and u on it in various sizes and colors.

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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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