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Determine Ending Letters of Words

Prerequisite Skill

None Assigned

Materials and Preparation

  • Guided Practice Worksheet 

  • Independent Practice Worksheet

Learning Objectives

Students will identify the ending letters of words.
Understanding that words are composed of sounds represented by letters.

Introduction (5 minutes)

Present an example: "Listen to the word 'mat.'" Display a picture of a mat and ask, "Which letter does it end with?" Emphasize the key idea: "Words are made up of sounds." Reinforce the concept that letters represent sounds in words.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling (10 minutes)

Ask a question: "When you write, what do you use to show sounds in a word?" Provide a solution: "Listen to the word 'mat.' It ends with the letter 't.'"

Guided Practice (5 minutes)

Distribute the Guided Practice Worksheet: Determine Ending Letters of Words. In pairs or groups, students will circle the ending letters of words.

Independent Practice (10 minutes)

Distribute the Independent Practice Worksheet: Determine Ending Letters of Words. Students will match words to pictures by identifying and circling the ending letters.



Provide additional support through small group or one-on-one assistance.


Challenge advanced students by introducing more complex words or creating a story using words with specific ending letters.

Assessment (5 minutes)

Assess based on class participation, completion of worksheets, and performance on the exit ticket.

Review and closing (5 minutes)

Summarize the importance of identifying ending letters in reading and writing.


Address confusion by reinforcing the connection between letters and ending sounds in words.

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