W Wig

Objective

Name and identify the uppercase letter W and the lowercase letter w.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • wig
  • wear

Materials:

  • Wig (if do not have a wig, see instructions to make paper wig)
  • Letter cards (see below)
  • Glue, tape, or paperclips to attach cards to wig
  • Small pieces of paper
  • Bee-Wigged by Cece Bell (Candlewick, 2008) (optional)

State and model the objective

Tell the children they will help make a wig as they practice identifying and writing the uppercase letter W and the lowercase letter w.

Practice the skill within an activity

Make a W Wig

  • Read the book Bee-Wigged by Cece Bell to the children and have them look for the letter W in the book (optional).
  • Show the children a wig (real or made of paper – see instructions below) and tell them they will help to make a W wig.
  • Mix up the letter cards (see below) and have the children choose a card one at a time.
  • Help the children decide whether or not each letter is a W. If the letter is a W, put it near the wig. If the letter is not a W, discard it.
  • Let the children attach the W letter cards to the wig.
  • Allow the children to wear the wig (optional).

Apply the skill

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 

Name and identify the uppercase letter W and the lowercase letter w.

Materials

  • Wig instructions (see below)
  • Letter cards (see below)
  • 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 (see below) and have your child choose a card one at a time.
  • Help your child decide whether or not each letter is a 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/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/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 lower case letters in the alphabet.

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