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Letter Mania

Encourage your students to learn about letters and develop early literacy skills that will help them become great readers. This lesson helps students learn and review any chosen letter in the alphabet.
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Students will be able to identify the letters and sounds needed to complete a word.

(5 minutes)
  • Review the alphabet with students. Go through each letter, or symbol in the alphabet, individually, and ask your class to repeat the sounds, or noises, after you.
  • Remind your students that each letter has a special sound.
(10 minutes)
  • After reviewing the alphabet as a whole, pick the letter you are teaching for that day, and review the letter and sound with the students.
  • Have the students tell you some words that start with the letter and/or sound you are teaching. For example, if you're working with the letter D, give example words such as dog and mad.
(10 minutes)
  • On the board or on a piece of chart paper, make a few sample words with the students. Choose CVC words such as bad and red.
  • Before this lesson, find a worksheet for your particular letter on Education.com. Worksheets that ask students to fill in the missing letters are especially helpful.
  • Using that worksheet, review the first question or word on the worksheet.
(10 minutes)
  • After reviewing the first word on the worksheet, have your students complete the remaining words on the worksheet.
  • Enrichment: Make a worksheet for students to find the missing letter in the middle of the word rather then the beginning.
  • Support: Direct your students to draw pictures that have the letter in the word.
(5 minutes)
  • After the worksheet is completed, have your students work with a partner to come up with three new words that start with the letter you are teaching in this lesson.
(5 minutes)
  • Review the answers on the worksheet with the whole class.
  • Take responses to questions by raised hands. Make sure to correct students who present wrong answers.

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