The Exciting Letter H
Students will be able to write and recognize the letter H.
- Show the students the different objects or pictures that start with H.
- Tell the students to look carefully at the objects/pictures.
- Invite the students to turn and talk with a partner to share what the objects/pictures have in common.
- Name each of the object and emphasize the H sound in the beginning of each word.
- Write the letter H up on the board and tell the students that today they will be learning all about the letter H, which is the first letter in each of the objects shown.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling(5 minutes)
- Explain to the students that H is a letter that is in the middle of the alphabet. Go over the classroom alphabet chart and stop at the letter H.
- Ask the students to look carefully at the the upper and lowercase letter H to see if they can spot how they look different.
- Illustrate the difference between the upper and lowercase letter H by drawing each on the board.
- Model how to write both the upper and lowercase letter H.
- Have the students imagine they are holding an invisible pen, and ask them to practice drawing the letter H in the air. Remind them that when they write their letters, they should always start at the top.
Guided Practice(10 minutes)
- Tell the students to think about sound the letter H makes. See if they can think of other words that begin with the same sound.
- Create a classroom anchor chart for the letter H, and write in words (and associated pictures) using students ideas.
Independent working time(20 minutes)
- Explain that now students will practice writing the letter H using the Alphabet Practice: H worksheet.
- Tell students that when they are done, they can turn over their paper and draw pictures of things that begin with the letter H.
- Provide students with additional images of things that begin with the letter H.
- Have students practice tracing the upper and lowercase letter H using chalkboards and sponges.
- Have advanced students complete theFind the Letters: H worksheet.
- Assess how students are writing their upper and lowercase letter H. Check to see if they are able to come up with words that start with H.
Review and closing(5 minutes)
- Invite several students to share their H words and their drawings with the class.
- Add the new words to the classroom anchor chart.
- As an Exit Ticket, have students share one H word.