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The Exciting Letter H

Year one students will have a great time learning all about the letter H in this alphabet-centered lesson plan!
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Students will be able to write and recognise the letter H.

(5 minutes)
Find the Letters: "H"
  • Show the students the different objects or pictures that start with H.
  • Tell the students to look carefully at the objects/pictures.
  • Invite the students to turn and talk with a partner to share what the objects/pictures have in common.
  • Name each of the object and emphasize the H sound in the beginning of each word.
  • Write the letter H up on the board and tell the students that today they will be learning all about the letter H, which is the first letter in each of the objects shown.
(5 minutes)
  • Explain to the students that H is a letter that is in the middle of the Alphabet. Go over the classroom alphabet chart and stop at the letter H.
  • Ask the students to look carefully at the the upper and lowercase letter H to see if they can spot how they look different.
  • Illustrate the difference between the upper and lowercase letter H by drawing each on the board.
  • Model how to write both the upper and lowercase letter H.
  • Have the students imagine they are holding an invisible pen, and ask them to practise drawing the letter H in the air. Remind them that when they write their letters, they should always start at the top.
(10 minutes)
  • Tell the students to think about sound the letter H makes. See if they can think of other words that begin with the same sound.
  • Create a classroom anchor chart for the letter H, and write in words (and associated pictures) using students ideas.
(20 minutes)
  • Explain that now students will practise writing the letter H using the Alphabet practise: H worksheet.
  • Tell students that when they are done, they can turn over their paper and draw pictures of things that begin with the letter H.

Support:

  • Provide students with additional images of things that begin with the letter H.
  • Have students practise tracing the upper and lowercase letter H using chalkboards and sponges.

Enrichment:

  • Have advanced students complete theFind the Letters: H worksheet.
(5 minutes)
  • Assess how students are writing their upper and lowercase letter H. Check to see if they are able to come up with words that start with H.
(5 minutes)
  • Invite several students to share their H words and their drawings with the class.
  • Add the new words to the classroom anchor chart.
  • As an Exit Ticket, have students share one H word.

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