Work to Find W

Objective

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

 

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • whistle
  • work
  • wagon

Materials:

  • Wagon graphic (see below)
  • Letter cards (see below)
  • Whistle While You Work song 
  • W color page (see below)
  • Work to find W page (see below)
  • Handwriting practice page (see below)

State and model the objective

Tell the children they will work to find the letter as they practice identifying and writing the uppercase letter and the lowercase letter w.

Practice the skill within an activity

Work to find the letter W

  • Place the Wagon graphic (see below) in the middle of the room, writing a W on it.
  • Teach the children the Whistle While You Work song
  • Scatter the letter cards (see below) around the room.
  • Instruct the children to work to clean up all of the letter cards and play the Whistle While You Work song while they work.
  • Help the children decide whether or not each letter is a W.
  • If the letter is a W, have the children put it near W wagon.
  • If the letter is not a W, discard it.

Work to color a W

  • Give the children the W color page (see below) and have them work to color the letter.
  • Instruct the children to work to write the letter W in the empty space around the large W.

Apply the skill

Identify the target letter (see below).

  • Give the children the Work to Find W page (see below).
  • Instruct the children to work to find and circle the letter W on the page.
  • Have the children say, “I found a W!” every time they circle a W.

Write the target letter

  • Give the children the handwriting practice page (see below) and tell them they will work to write the letter W.
  • Let the children trace the letters then write the letter W on their own using the lines as a guide.

Printouts

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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