Lesson Plan:

Pre-Writing Skills: Tracing Lines

5.0 based on 1 rating
Download lesson plan
Click to find similar content by grade or subject.
August 28, 2015
by D'Vonne White

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to write vertical lines to form uppercase letters such as F, L, E, and H.

Lesson

Introduction (10 minutes)

  • Call the students together as a group.
  • Ask them if they know the song "London Bridge is Falling Down."
  • Play "London Bridge is Falling Down" for your students.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)

  • Inform the students that they will be drawing vertical lines.
  • Explain that vertical lines go down like the London Bridge.
  • Draw a few vertical lines on the board.
  • Ask the students to draw vertical lines on the board as well.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)

  • Give the students paper, pencils, crayons, and markers.
  • Ask your students to draw 2 vertical lines with the pencils, crayons, and markers on their papers. Each student should have 6 vertical lines on his paper.
  • Ask the students to turn their papers over and draw vertical lines with the writing tool of their choice.

Independent Working Time (10 minutes)

  • Give each student a London Bridge is Falling Down worksheet.
  • Read the instructions to the students.
  • Have them complete the worksheet.

Extend

Differentiation

  • Enrichment: Give the students both horizontal and vertical lines to trace in the same lesson.
  • Support: Give the students sheets with tracing lines already printed for vertical lines to complete the guided practice.

Review

Assessment (10 minutes)

  • Give each student the Tracing Lines worksheet.
  • Read the instructions to the students.
  • Collect the worksheet when it is completed for grading.

Review and Closing (10 minutes)

  • Call the students together.
  • Have them use their index fingers to draw imaginary vertical lines.

How likely are you to recommend Education.com to your friends and colleagues?

Not at all likely
Extremely likely