August 2, 2015
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by Shu-Chuan Gunnell
Lesson Plan:

ABC Cowboy Duel

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Students will be able to recognize and read the letters A, B, and C.

(5 minutes)
  • Show students the ABC Song.
  • Bring out the balloons and explain to your students that they will focus on three letters today.
(10 minutes)
  • Hand out the small alphabet cards.
  • Show your students the A balloon. Read A, and ask your students to repeat after you a few times.
  • Read the word cards attached to the balloon strings, and have your students repeat after you.
  • Ask your students to find and raise up the small card that has A on it.
  • Do the same with the letters B and C.
(10 minutes)
  • Hold up the large alphabet cards.
  • Show students the A card, and ask your students to say A and raise up the small A card in their hands.
  • Do the same with B and C.
  • Repeat this process many times until you feel that the students are familiar with the 3 letters.
(10 minutes)
  • Have all the students take turns playing the "123 Cowboy Duel" game.
  • Have 2 students come to the front, standing back to back.
  • Ask the rest of the class to be quiet.
  • Hand each of these 2 students a large alphabet card, and ask them to hold the card, letter side out, in front of their chests.
  • Count 1, and direct the 2 students to take one step forward.
  • Count 2, and have them take another step forward.
  • Count 3, and direct the students to take one more step forward.
  • Shout go, and have the 2 students turn around to face each other and immediately shout the other person's letter.
(5 minutes)
  • Hold up the large alphabet cards, and ask your students to identify the letter.
  • Have students read the letters aloud.
(5 minutes)
  • Divide the class into pairs or small groups, and ask them to practice saying the letters with one another.

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