- Between the Lions alphabet chart
- letter card “Ss”
- name chart
Foundational Skills/RF 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:
Language Development/Receptive Language: Attends to language during conversations, songs, stories, or other learning experiences.
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: Letters in Our Name ("Ss")
ELA Focus Skills: Letter Recognition, Name Recognition
Educator Prep: Print out the Between the Lions alphabet chart or create an alphabet chart on chart paper.
Tell children they are going to look for the letter “Ss” in their names. Use the Letters in Our Names Routine below to help children find the letter in their names.
- You can use the routine to review other letters children have learned.
Letters in Our Names Routine
Help children find the target letter “Ss” in their names.
- Hold up the letter card and say what letter it is. Ask children what they notice about the shape of the big, uppercase letter and the little, lowercase letter. Ask, Do they look the same? How are they different?
- Invite children to find the letter on an alphabet chart. Move your hand along all the letters, beginning with “Aa,” and ask children to tell you when you touch the target letter. You can also ask a volunteer to come up to the chart and touch the letter.
- Invite children to look at the name chart. Ask if anyone has the target letter in his or her name. Review other letters in children’s names.