Find the Often Confused Letter
Materials and Preparation
Guided Practice Worksheet: Find the Often Confused Letter
Independent Practice Worksheet: Find the Often Confused Letter
Large visuals of often confused letters: b, d, p, q, h, u, i, l, m, n
Students will identify and differentiate between often confused letters through visual and auditory discrimination.
Introduction (5 minutes)
Begin by discussing with students that some letters look similar, and it's important to be careful when reading and writing them. Introduce the concept of distinguishing between often confused letters.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling (10 minutes)
Learn with an Example: Ask the question: "Listen as I read letters aloud. Then, find the letter you hear." Introduce the key idea that certain letters look alike. Model with examples: "When you read, the dot in the d comes first. The line in the d goes up." "When you read, the line in the p comes first, and it goes down."
Guided Practice (5 minutes)
Distribute the Guided Practice Worksheet: Find the Often Confused Letter. Using the visuals, guide students to circle the correct often confused letters on the worksheet. This can be done in pairs or small groups.
Independent Practice (10 minutes)
Distribute the Independent Practice Worksheet: Find the Often Confused Letter. Have students independently circle the often confused letters. Monitor and assess for misconceptions, intervening as needed.
Offer additional one-on-one support for students struggling with letter discrimination. Provide extra visuals for continued practice.
Introduce more sets of often confused letters. Have students create their own visuals to share with peers.
Assessment (5 minutes)
Assess student understanding through observations during guided and independent practice, as well as the exit ticket.
Review and closing (5 minutes)
Summarize the importance of paying attention to details when reading and writing, especially with often confused letters.
Some students may still struggle with differentiating certain letters. Reinforce concepts through repeated practice and additional examples.
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