Work to Find W

Objective

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

 

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • whistle
  • work
  • wagon

Materials:

  • Wagon graphic
  • Letter cards
  • "Whistle While You Work" song 
  • W color page
  • Work to find W page
  • Handwriting practice page

Overview
The children will work to find the letter as they recognize and name the uppercase letter and the lowercase letter w.

Literacy Activities
Work to find the letter W

  • 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.
  • Place the wagon graphic in the middle of the room, writing a W on it.
  • Teach the children the "Whistle While You Work" song
  • Scatter the letter cards around the room.
  • Instruct the children to work to clean up all of the letter cards and play "Whistle While You Work" while they work.
  • 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, have the children put it near W wagon.
    • 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.

Work to color a W

  • Give each child a W color page 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.

More Practice
Identify the target letter

  • Give the children the Work to Find W page.
  • 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 and tell them they will work to write the letter W.
  • Let the children trace the letters and 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 lowercase letters in the alphabet.

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