Learn About Letters Together: “Rr” Pictionary

  • crayons and markers
  • dictionary (child's picture)
  • glue
  • letter card “Rr” 
  • paper squares (white)
  • stickers and stamps ("Rr")
  • word cards “Rr” words
  • dictionary

MA Standards:

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.

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: “Rr” Pictionary

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ELA Focus Skills: Letter Recognition, Vocabulary

Display the letter “Rr” card and ask children to identify the letter. Next, display a picture dictionary open to the “Rr” words.

  • Read the first entry, and ask, What is the first letter in this word?
  • Repeat with a few items so children realize that all the words on that page begin with the letter “Rr.”

Give children cards with “Rr” words to glue on white paper squares. Have children decorate their “Rr”. Put the cards together to make a mini-dictionary for the letter “Rr.” Review the cards, saying the “Rr” words together.

Educator Tip: Guided and independent letter, sound, and word practice continues to take place in center activities. It is helpful to 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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