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Lesson 5 - Setting Purpose: The Alphabet (“t”)

teaches Common Core State Standards RF.K.1.d http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RF/K/1/d
teaches Common Core State Standards L.K.1.a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/K/1/a
teaches Common Core State Standards RF.K.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RF/K/1
teaches Common Core State Standards L.K.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/L/K/1
teaches Common Core State Standards RF.K.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RF/K/3
teaches Common Core State Standards RF.K.3.a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RF/K/3/a

Lesson 5 - Setting Purpose: The Alphabet (“t”)

To learn more about this lesson, read the Lesson 5 Overview found under the Additional Materials tab.

Daily Learning Targets

  • Opening A:
    • I can sing the “ABC song” to name the letters of the alphabet in order.
  • Work Time A:
    • I can show letter-sound correspondence for “t.” 
    • I can identify the name of each uppercase letter.
    • I can identify the name of each lowercase letter.
    • I can look at each consonant and say its sound.
  • Work Time B:
    • I can follow directions for writing letters.
    • I can print lowercase “t.”
    • I can print uppercase “T.”

In advance

  • Prepare a place in the classroom to display each letter of the alphabet as it is learned (examples: on chart paper, poster paper, or a series of cards placed in order on a wall).
    • This should be blank at the start of the year but clearly show 26 “empty” spaces/cards/boxes.
    • This allows students to see that there are 26 total letters.
    • As they learn each letter, the Keyword Picture Card will go into one of the spaces.
    • This will become an Alphabet Anchor Chart.
  • Review the Letter Formation Guidance Document.
  • Gather materials for independent work rotations (see Independent Work Time).

Vocabulary

  • Lesson-specific: horizontal, letter, vertical, word
  • Text-specific: tern

Materials

  • Blank Alphabet anchor chart (see Teaching Notes)
  • Keyword Picture Card: “t” (one to display; from Lesson 4)
  • Letter Formation Chart (one for teacher)
  • Letter Formation Guidance document (standalone document for teacher reference)
  • Handwriting Sheet T (one per student)
  • Writing utensils (one per student; optional)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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