Display an array of upper and lowercase letter magnets on the board. Wait for student response. Direct conversation to the differences between upper and lowercase alphabet letters.
Have the students sort the magnets into 2 categories with teacher guidance. Upper and Lower Case Introduce the story: You are going to notice on each page there is a letter of the alphabet. What do you notice about this letter?
Invlove the students in a conversation on how capital letters begin a name and are at the beginning of a sentence. Do you see how your name begins with a capital letter like the characters in the story?
You are special, so you get a capital letter at the beginning of your name! While I read this story be a capital letter detective. See if you can find the capital letters on each page.
Read the story Teacher: Today we are going to create a name puzzle! You get to make your own puzzle out of the letters of your name. Watch me write my name on the puzzle sheet. Can you find the capital letter in my name? The capital letter is the first letter of my name! Now watch as I cut on the lines to make the pieces of my puzzle.
Display pieces in a pocket chart. I am going to mix the pieces letters. To win, I have to put the letters in order to spell my name. What letter would come first?
Who can find the capital letter that my name begins with?
Continue modeling until you have correctly completed the name puzzle. Model to students how they can use their name displayed in the room as a guide to help them put their puzzle pieces in the correct order.
Write student names on individual sentence strips so you have 2 copies. Make one to cut, and one to use as a model. Keep the pieces in an envelope labeled with the student name.
See example under material resources. Model taking out the pieces from the envelope and putting together the name puzzle. Students who need help can use the second strip as a model.
Put your finger under the capital letter your name begins with. Is it the first letter? Turn to your neighbor and tell them the capital letter that your name begins with.
Correctly assemble their name puzzle.Focus Story: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault Companion Story: On Market Street by Anita Lobel Companion Poem: 'The ABC Song' Day 1. Prior Knowledge: Fill a beach pail with sand and mix in some plastic alphabet letters.
Have students sit in a circle, placing the pail on a beach towel in the middle of the circle. Alphabet Recognition Lowercase Using page 16 and the same procedure as for the uppercase letters, assess students’ lowercase alphabet recognition and record results on the Emergent Assessment Summary Sheet.
Handwriting without Tears is a handwriting curriculum that teaches a sequential letter order for handwriting; this is assuming the child has mastered uppercase letter writing. It . Then, once this knowledge is secure, children are ready to learn all of the lowercase letters.
Since text can be written in all uppercase letters or a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, it is important for children to be able to identify both the uppercase and lowercase versions of each letter. Use this free printable of the lowercase letters to help build letter awareness through alphabet activities, matching games, and more.
A few summers ago, the little guy started showing interest in letters and shapes, so I put together a learning activities binder to store some laminated printables that I made.
The Alphabet Parade includes worksheets to help your child learn to identify what sound(s) each letter makes and identify each letter in a printed word plus letter tracing worksheets to .