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English Language Arts Kindergarten
Reading: Foundational Skills Standard 1
1 class periods of 15 minutes each
Using a word/letter finder children will identify and differentiate letters and words. This is a beginning of the year Kindergarten activity.
As the teacher reads Big Books etc. to children, identify letters and words. Show children where the word starts and where it ends.
Explain that we know it is a word because of the spaces. Also show children letters and how we put letters together to make words.
This lesson is designed for a one day, 15 minute activity, however, it should be used with students until they can tell identify and discriminate between letters and words. This may done in small groups or individually.
Students will be able to identify and discriminate between letters and words.
Be sure to model on the board or chart paper.
This activity can be adapted to identifying letters and numbers, upper and lower case letters, letters and words, etc.
Some students may be able to write a letter and then a word. This could be done a dictation type activity or an independent activity.
Teacher observation of student responses, and the results on the activity page.