Lesson Plan:

# The Quaint Letter Q

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September 21, 2015

## Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify the letter Q. Students will be able to make the letter Q sound. Students will be able to form uppercase and lowercase Q.

## Lesson

### Introduction (5 minutes)

• Before the lesson, place the letter Q cutout under a student's table.
• Wrap a quilt around you, and shake the quarters in your hand.
• Walk around the room as if you are searching for something.
• Tell students that you are looking for the letter that quilt and quarter begins with.
• Find the letter Q you hid beforehand, and act relieved.

### Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (15 minutes)

• Write the uppercase and lowercase Q on the board.
• Tell students that these are the uppercase and lowercase Q.
• Have students form the letters in their palms, on their tables, and in the air with their pointer fingers.
• Model the Q sound. Make the /q/ sound like in the beginning of the word quiet.
• Tell students to repeat after you.
• Write quilt and quarter on the board.
• Ask the class for other words that begin with the Q sound. For example: Can you think of anything else that begins with Q?
• Read the words with the class.

### Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (15 minutes)

• Project the Letter Maze: Q worksheet on the whiteboard.
• Read the instructions at the top of the page.
• Call students up to the maze one at a time.
• Give them a dry erase marker to shade in a block with the letter Q.
• When each student fills in the correct letter, have everyone else make the /q/ sound.
• Repeat this until the maze is completed.

### Independent Working Time (15 minutes)

• Give each student an Alphabet Practice: Q worksheet to complete.
• Read the instructions with the class.

## Extend

### Differentiation

• Enrichment: Let your more advanced students also write a sentence using a letter Q word on the opposite side of their worksheets. For example: I see a Queen.
• Support: Give your students the Practice Tracing Q worksheet to trace the letters instead of writing them.

## Review

### Assessment (5 minutes)

• Check the students' worksheets to see if they formed the letter correctly.
• Note if they drew a picture of something that begins with the letter Q.

### Review and Closing (5 minutes)

• Close the lesson by singing the Five Little Ducks song.
• Write the word quack on the board.
• Call five students up to reenact the nursery rhyme.
• Emphasize that the quack sound ducks make begin with the letter Q.