V Valentine

Objective

Recognize and name the uppercase letter V and the lowercase letter v. 

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • van
  • violin
  • valentine
  • vacuum
  • volcano
  • vegetables

Materials:

  • Pipe cleaners or straws
  • Valentine heart
  • Victor Loves Victoria target text

Overview
The children will make Valentines with pipe cleaners and straws as they recognize and name the uppercase letter V and the lowercase letter v.

Literacy Activities
V Valentine

  • Write the uppercase letter V and lowercase letter v on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children say the letter name as they write the V and v in the air with their fingers. 
  • Give the children a valentine heart and several pipe cleaners or straws.
  • Demonstrate how to bend the pipe cleaners or straws into a V shape.
  • Let the children decorate their valentine heart by attaching the V-shaped pipe cleaners or straws to it.
  • Have the children use markers or crayons to write the letter V in various sizes and colors in the empty spaces on the V valentine.

More Practice
Identify the target letter in a text

  • Read the Victor Loves Victoria target text to the children.
  • Have the children circle the letter V in the text.
  • Read the text again slowly, following along with your finger, and have the children hold up their fingers in the shape of the letter V each time they see the letter V in the text.

SEEL Target Texts

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Victor Loves Victoria

For Valentine’s Day, Victor gave Victoria a vacuum.
Victoria likes to vacuum, but not on Valentine’s Day!
So Victor got Victoria a van.
Victoria likes the van, but not for Valentine’s Day!
So Victor got Victoria a volcano.
Victoria likes the volcano, but not for Valentine’s Day!
So Victor got Victoria vegetables.
Victoria likes vegetables, but not for Valentine’s Day!
So Victor got Victoria a violin.
Victoria likes to play the violin, but not on Valentine’s Day!
What would Victoria like for Valentine’s Day?
Valentines of course!
So Victor got Victoria a valentine for Valentine’s Day!
Victor loves Victoria.

Printouts

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Objective 
Recognize and name the uppercase letter V and lowercase letter v.

Materials

  • Victor Loves Victoria text
  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers or crayons 

Activity: V Valentine

  • Read the Victor Loves Victoria text to your child, then have your child circle the letter V throughout the text.
  • Help your child draw and cut out a large heart for a valentine.
  • Have your child decorate the valentine by writing the letter V on the heart using crayons or markers.
  • Allow your child to deliver the V valentine to a friend or family member.
  • Repeat the activity as many times as desired.

Victor-Loves-Victoria

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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