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Letter of the Day

Review and write letters of the alphabet illustrating them with dry erase crayons to create a comfort and familiarity with their formation and associated words.

  • Grade 1
    Kindergarten
    Pre-Kindergarten
  • 30 Minutes or Less
  • Directions

    1. Review the letter of the day. Show students how to form the letter on the classroom’s white board.
    2. Slide into clear plastic sheet protector pockets pre-printed sheets with the letter in top left corner and words beginning with that letter across the top of the page.
    3. Distribute pockets and instruct each student, using Crayola® Dry Erase Crayons to form the letter all across the bottom of the page. Then ask the students to draw one of the words across the top in the middle of the page.
  • Standards

    LA-Demonstrate understanding of the organization and basic features of print

    LA-Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

    LA- Add drawings or other visual displays to descriptions when appropriate to clarify ideas, thoughts, and feelings.

    VA-Students demonstrate an understanding that creative thinking and artmaking skills transfer to many aspects of life.

    VA-Students experience, analyze and interpret art and other aspects of the visual world.

  • Adaptations

    Set up a hands-on station with different ways to practice forming the letters of the alphabet like writing in sand, painting with water, and building with shapes before handing out picture drawing sheets.

    Each day read one of the many alphabet books like “Chicka, Chicka…Boom, Boom!” by Bill Martin, Jr., “Alphabet Adventure” by Audrey Wood, “Eating the Alphabet” by Lois Ehlert, etc. Invite students to bring in their favorite ABC books to share with the class. Set aside time for students to discuss their new alphabet learning from each read.

    Have an alphabet fashion show to celebrate the class’ letter formation proficiency.

    For older students, as a review of the whole alphabet, hand out pages in sheet protectors for all 26 letters to the class. Have the students complete each letter instead of one.

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