Lesson Plan

The ABCs of Teaching the ABCs

Want to build student mastery of the alphabet using edtech? This Lesson Flow is for you!
August D.
Classroom teacher
Ridgewood Elementary School
Eureka, United States
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My Grades K
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts

Students will be able to identify the upper and lower case letters of the alphabet.

English Language Arts
Grades Pre-K – K
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Pre-assessment

Activity: Assessing

Use standard letter assessment material to record your students' current mastery of letter name identification.

2 Daily Letter Introduction

This visually striking app is a fun and dynamic way to introduce a daily letter, or letters. Mirroring onto a larger screen will allow this to be a whole group activity. Calling on students to explore the unique attributes of the letters each day will build interest and excitement during  each day's lesson.

3 Independent Practice

Make these engaging apps available for student use as part of center rotations.

4 Small Group Vocabulary Activity

Endless Alphabet
Free to Try, Paid

In a small, teacher led group, reinforce the daily letter(s) and build academic vocabulary with this silly, but well-made, app. Add a paper and pencil activity linked to the target letter(s) to build fine motor skills.

5 Cumulative (or Formative) Assessment

Activity: Assessing

Administer the initial letter naming assessment again to measure student growth and inform future instruction.