Learn About Letters Together: Target Letter (“Cc”)

  • chart paper
  • letter card "Cc" (one for each child)
  • name cards
  • marker

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: Target Letter (“Cc”)

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ELA Focus Skills: Letter Recognition, Phonological Awareness, Listening and Speaking

Review the letter “Cc.” Distribute letter cards and name cards.

  • Have children look at the letter card "Cc." You may want to point out that the letter “Cc” almost looks like a whole circle.
  • Trace a “Cc” on chart paper and point out that it looks like a “bite” has been taken out of the circle. Have children trace their letter cards.

Then have children look at their name cards and ask, Does anyone have the letter “Cc” in his or her name? Point to the “Cc” in different names. Then read each name aloud.

Educator Tip: You may want to have circle pretzels at snack time and have children take a “bite” out of one to represent the letter “Cc.”

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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