Lesson plan

The Quaint Letter Q

There will be no question that students will know all about the letter Q after this engaging lesson. Teach your students this letter Q lesson so they can practice identifying, saying, and forming the letter.
Grade Subject View aligned standards

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.

(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.
  • Place your props aside.
(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.
(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.
(15 minutes)
  • Give each student an Alphabet Practice: Q worksheet to complete.
  • Read the instructions with the class.
  • 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.
(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.
(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.

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