Lesson Plan:

# Tracing Letters

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July 31, 2015

## Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify and trace letters of the alphabet in the correct format.

## Lesson

### Introduction (5 minutes)

• Tell students that today, they will be learning about tracing letters of the alphabet.
• Show them the sheet protectors holding the red and blue lined manuscript sheets.
• Tell them that they will be using markers to trace the letters.

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

• Pin the sheet protector on an easel and show your students how to trace each letter.
• Make sure that each letter has arrows and corresponding number to show the order of tracing each letter.
• Bring this order to the attention of the students and remind them to follow the directions of the arrows and the numbers in ascending order.
• Trace all the letters.
• Show them how to erase and fix any error they might make while tracing.

### Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)

• Ask a few students to come to the easel and try to trace a letter by following your directions.
• Assist them in tracing the letters.
• Help them to fix any errors they might make.
• Ensure that they follow the order of arrows and numbers while tracing the letters.

### Independent Working Time (10 minutes)

• Once a few students have tried tracing letters and the others have taken a look how it works, your students might want to try it on their own.
• Make sure that you have enough sets made ahead of time before you start the lesson.
• Send each student back to their work area with a sheet, dry erase marker, and eraser.
• Once they start working on their own, walk around to observe and assist them when need arises.
• As they work on their own, ensure that they are following the order of numbers and direction of arrows.

## Extend

### Differentiation

• Enrichment For advanced students, you may want to have them trace words or even short sentences.
• Support For students who need help to do this activity, focus on a few letters at a time. Use only letters with straight lines at one time. Use letters with curved lines at another time.

## Review

### Assessment (5 minutes)

• Observe as the students work on their own.
• Take notes as you observe to see if the activity is being done easily or the students are having difficulty.
• Check to see if you need to increase or decrease the level of difficulty depending on your students' behavior.

### Review and Closing (5 minutes)

• At the end of the activity, call the students together in one group for discussion.
• Ask questions to see if the students remembered your directions about following the arrows and the numbers while tracing.