W Wig

Objective

Recognize and name the uppercase letter W and the lowercase letter w.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • wig
  • wear
  • walk

Materials:

  • Wig (real or fake)
  • Letter cards
  • Small pieces of paper
  • Bee-Wigged by Cece Bell (Candlewick, 2008) (optional)

Overview
The children will help make a wig as they recognize and name the uppercase letter W and the lowercase letter w.

Literacy Activities
Make a W Wig

  • Write the uppercase letter W and the lowercase letter w on a whiteboard, name the letters, and have the children say the letter name as they write the W and w in the air with their fingers.
  • Read the book Bee-Wigged by Cece Bell to the children, emphasizing the letter W (optional).
  • Show the children a wig (real or made of paper) and tell them that they will help make a W wig.
  • Mix up the letter cards and have the children choose a card one at a time.
  • Help the children decide whether or not each letter is an uppercase letter W or a lowercase letter w.
    • If the letter is a W or a w, put it near the wig.
    • If the letter is not a W or a w, place it in the discard pile.
    • If a child misidentifies a distractor letter as a W or a w, have him or her look at the W and w on the whiteboard and compare them to the letter he or she picked.
  • Let the children attach the W letter cards to the wig.
  • Allow the children to wear the wig (optional).

More Practice
Write the target letter

  • Have the children write the letter W on small pieces of paper.
  • Let the children attach their letter W to the W wig.

Printouts

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Objective 
Recognize and name the uppercase letter W and the lowercase letter w.

Materials

  • Wig instructions
  • Letter cards
  • Strips of paper
  • Scissors
  • Stapler or tape to make a wig

Activity: W Wig

  • With your child, follow the directions to make a wig.
  • Mix up the letter cards and have your child choose a card one at a time.
  • Help your child decide whether or not each letter is an uppercase W or a lowercase w.
    • If the letter is a W, put it near the wig.
    • If the letter is not a W, discard it.
  • Let your child attach the W letter cards to the wig.
  • Have your child write the letter W on small pieces of paper then let him or her attach the papers to the wig.
  • Write a large letter W on two pieces of paper and place them at opposite ends of the room.
  • Allow your child to wear the wig in a fashion show and have him or her model the wig by walking from one W paper to the next. 
  • The activity can be repeated several times.

Wig-Instructions

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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