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Letter Recognition Lessons using poetry from Eric Carle's book "Animals, Animals".

Please maintain this sequence and address all of the following components.

Essential Components of a Lesson


II. Grade- Kindergarten

RK1: Applies word identification and decoding strategies (leading to automaticity) by

1 RK1.1 Demonstrating a basic understanding of how the letters of phonetically regular words (going from left to right), represent their sounds

2 RK1.4 Reading high frequency words, including names, environmental print, sight words (as appropriate to the childs personal and classroom experiences)

3 RK1.5 Recognizing and naming all upper and lower case letters

RK1.6 Identifying the primary sounds represented by most letters (sound-symbol correspondence

K9 In independent writing, students demonstrate command of appropriate English spelling conventions by
WK9.5 Using phonemic awareness and letter knowledge to spell independently (using phonetic or temporary spelling) and logically representing consonant sounds (e.g., initial or final sounds)

R1-11 Reads grade-level appropriate material with: R111.1 Accuracy: reading material appropriate for the end of grade 1 with at least 90-94% accuracy (See Appendix F for sample titles.

R111.2 Fluency: reading previously introduced or previously read grade-appropriate text with oral fluency rates of at least 50-80 words correct per minute (See Appendix C for suggested rates.)

1R111.3 Fluency: reading grade-appropriate text in a way that makes meaning clear, and demonstrates phrasing, expression, and attention to end punctuation

III. Content Area Fluency

IV. Lesson Overview:

bulletEric Carle has been chosen as the feature artist for all Kindergarten students in our district. Utilizing his books we have been studying various literacy skills. This is the one of many lessons introducing students to the alphabet in written form.

V. Objectives

bulletStudents will change the first letter of a group of letters to hear the difference in the initial consonant sounds in the alphabet.

VI. Instructional Procedures

bulletTeacher presents students with the poem "M was once a little Mouse" by Edward Lear as presented in "Animals, Animals" by Eric Carle. The poem is projected onto a large screen through a video projector connected to a computer to the internet site Carleworks.
bulletStudents change the beginning letter of the word family "ousy". to create new words.
bulletTeacher shows students how to access various websites that presents students with the alphabet visually.
bulletStudents interact with various sites that requires them to choose the correct letter

VII. Assessment




ISF (Letter Naming Fluency)

Writing Samples


(Alphabet Knowledge)


(Letter Sounds)

Running Record
Say It With ABC by Eric Carle

Anecdotal Records  

Teacher made Rubrics    

VIII. Materials


Internet Sites (see Informal Assessments)

Alphabet Animals

Alphabet Action

Billy Bear


Eric Carles "Animals, Animals"

Alphabet Cards

Paper for writing

IX. Teacher Reflection

a. Lesson implementation

b. Student work