Learn About Letters Together: Letter Sort (“Hh”)

  • box or bag
  • letter card “Hh”
  • marker
  • multiple sets of the magnetic or plastic letters
  • paper
  • curved
  • straight

MA Standards:

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.
Logic and Reasoning/Reasoning and Problem Solving Classifies, compares, and contrasts objects, events, and experiences.

PreK Learning Guidelines:

English Language Arts/Reading and Literature 7 Develop familiarity with the forms of alphabet letters, awareness of print, and letter forms.
Mathematics/Patterns and Relations 8 Sort, categorize, or classify objects by more than one attribute.

Learn About Letters Together: Letter Sort (“Hh”)

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ELA Focus Skills: Classifying, Comparing and Contrasting, Letter Recognition, Sorting

Have children sort the uppercase and lowercase letters using the “Letter Sort” routine.

Letter Sort Routine

  • Place multiple sets of these letters in a bag or box.
  • Make two columns on a large sheet of paper. Write a straight line at the top of one column and a curved line at the top of the other column.
  • Display the “Hh” letter card and talk about the characteristics of the uppercase and lowercase letters. For example, say, The uppercase “H” has all straight lines. Have children trace the letter with their fingers. What do you notice about the lowercase “h”? Does it have all straight lines too?
  • Select a letter from the box or bag.
  • Talk about how it looks and where to place it. This letter has all straight lines. Where should I put it?
  • Have children work alone or in pairs to sort and match the letters.
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