Learn About Letters Together: Decorate Letter (“Ww”)

  • drawing materials
  • small pictures of “Ww” objects for gluing
  • “Ww” stamps
  • “Ww” stickers

MA Standards:

English Language Arts/Foundational Skills/RF.PK.MA.1.d: Recognize and name some uppercase letters of the alphabet and the lowercase letters in one’s own name.

Head Start Outcomes:

Literacy Knowledge/Alphabet Knowledge: Recognizes that the letters of the alphabet are a special category of visual graphics that can be individually named.
Literacy Knowledge/Early Writing: Copies, traces, or independently writes letters or words.

PreK Learning Guidelines:

English Language Arts/Reading and Literature 7: Develop familiarity with the forms of alphabet letters, awareness of print, and letter forms.

Learn About Letters Together: Decorate Letter (“Ww”)

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ELA Focus Skills: Letter Recognition, Phonological Awareness (Beginning Sounds)

Give each child an outline of the uppercase letter “W” to decorate. Children can draw their own designs or glue objects inside the outline. As they work, ask children to trace the outline of the letter with their fingers. Talk about the name and sound of the letter. Ask children to name any objects they chose to decorate the letter with. Repeat the words, emphasizing the beginning letter sound /w/.

Adaptation: For children who are ready, invite them to write colorful uppercase and lowercase “Ww” letters in their designs.

Educator Tip: Guided and independent letter, sound, and word practice continues to take place in center activities. If desired, you can set up the literacy center immediately after the direct instruction and repeat instruction before children work in the literacy center identifying letters.

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