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Reinforcing Alphabet Names/Sounds Lesson Plan

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Lesson Plan #: AELP-RDG0005
Author: Julie Van Osdol
School or Affiliation: Kindergarten coordinator/teacher, Pocatello, Idaho
Endorsed by: These lesson plans are the result of the work of the teachers who have attended the Columbia Education Center’s Summer Workshop. CEC is a consortium of teacher from 14 western states dedicated to improving the quality of education in the rural, western, United States, and particularly the quality of math and science Education. CEC uses Big Sky Telegraph as the hub of their telecommunications network that allows the participating teachers to stay in contact with their trainers and peers that they have met at the Workshops. Date: May 1994

Grade Level(s): Kindergarten, 1


  • Language Arts/Reading

Overview: Knowledge of the alphabet is essential to beginning reading. This activity is a way to reinforce these skills with young children in a fun way.

Objective: The student will say the letter and something that begins with that sound to their neighbor.


  • alphabet cards
  • record
  • hat

Activities and Procedures:

  • Children sit in a circle. Each child draws an alphabet letter (a different one for each child or every other child, use caps to begin with then mix in lower case) out of a hat. Have them identify the letter as they draw it out of the hat and think of something that begins with that sound.
  • Place letters on the floor and stand up. Play a musical march and children march around the circle until the music stops.
  • When the music stops the children sit down by a new letter and repeat the above procedure. You can spot check to save time and have kids help each other if they don’t know the letter.
  • Tying It All Together: Repeat the procedure several times. You could use words, shapes, math facts, anything you want to reinforce. Kids like to play the game.