Locate the Uppercase Letters
Materials and Preparation
Guided Practice Worksheet: Locate the Uppercase Letters
Independent Practice Worksheet: Locate the Uppercase Letters
Letter cards (C, E, K)
Students will identify and circle uppercase letters through guided and independent practice.
Introduction (5 minutes)
Begin with a question: "Can you find all the uppercase letters?" Show three letter cards (C, E, K) and emphasize the key idea that each letter in the alphabet can be uppercase or lowercase.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling (10 minutes)
Learn with an Example: Display the uppercase and lowercase forms of the letters. Reinforce the key idea: "Each letter can be uppercase or lowercase." Show the solution: "The uppercase letters are C and K. The letter E is lowercase."
Guided Practice (5 minutes)
Distribute the Guided Practice Worksheet: Locate the Uppercase Letters. Allow students to work in pairs or small groups to circle the uppercase letters. Use the letter cards for reference.
Independent Practice (10 minutes)
Distribute the Independent Practice Worksheet: Locate the Uppercase Letters. Instruct students to independently circle the uppercase letters. Monitor and assess for misconceptions and intervention issues.
Provide additional support for students facing misconceptions, reinforcing the concept of uppercase letters during support activities.
Offer extension activities for those who grasp the concept quickly, such as creating words with the identified uppercase letters.
Assessment (5 minutes)
Evaluate student understanding through observations during guided and independent practice, as well as through the exit ticket.
Review and closing (5 minutes)
Summarize the importance of recognizing uppercase letters for reading readiness and reinforce the key learning points.
Address the common misconception of students during support activities, emphasizing the distinction between uppercase and lowercase letters.
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