August 7, 2015
by Rekha Mundkur

Lesson plan

Trace the Alphabet: Writing Letters

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Students will be able to identify and write the letters of the alphabet through tracing.

(5 minutes)
  • Select a letter for your class to practice for today's lesson. For example, choose the letter A.
  • Tell your students that they will be practicing tracing letters.
  • Inform them that after tracing the letter, they get to write words at the bottom of the sheet.
  • Have some objects that begin with the letter on display around your classroom.
(10 minutes)
  • Pin a copy of the worksheet and the letter on the board.
  • Show your students how to trace the letter using correct grip.
  • Ask your students to name the picture at the bottom of the worksheet.
  • Show them how to trace the word that begins with the letter of the day.
  • Remind them to follow the order of tracing shown on the worksheet.
(10 minutes)
  • Give each student a copy of the worksheet.
  • Ask your students to take out their pencils and erasers.
  • Direct them to trace the letter.
  • Observe to see if any of the students need help.
  • Help them to correct their pencil grip, and guide your students by pointing to the tracing lines.
  • Show them how to use the eraser to fix any errors.
(10 minutes)
  • Once they have traced the letter a few times, encourage them to work on their own.
  • Have them trace the letter and then write the letter at least two times independently.
  • Enrichment: Encourage your students to write the letter on their own without the tracing lines.
  • Support: Focus on helping your students get the correct pencil grip and follow the tracing lines to write the letter.
(5 minutes)
  • Observe as your students are working at their desks.
  • Walk around to check on their progress.
(5 minutes)
  • After all the students are done, collect all the worksheets.
  • Have one student write the letter on the board using the correct pencil grip and tracing pattern.

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