Identify the letters in his nameCenters (prioritized on Tuesdays)
- Work with letter tiles and magnetic letters (with teacher or more advanced peer)
- Play game where teacher writes letters on board and Jose identifies them
- Put foam letters on floor -- jump on letters and call out the letter name
- Find letters from his name in books
- Dig for letters in the sand table
- Find letters from his name on alphabet chartsSmall Group
- Letter BINGO with the letters in his name
- Sequence and identify the letters in his name
- Hand-over-hand write letters in shaving cream and identify themWhole Group / Transitions
- Show letters for dismissal ("If you have this letter in your name go get your coat.")
- Identify letters in name during shared writing activities
- "Marching Around the Alphabet" song by Hap Palmer
- Graphs -- "Do you have a [letter] in your name?"
I have inserted each of these activities into my monthly unit plans and daily lesson plans, for May, and will repeat this process in June. Because Jose is one of only two of my students who cannot identify the letters in his name, I am making a concerted effort to work with him on this skill throughout the rest of the year. I continually take notes about Jose's progress so that I can reflect on his learning and adjust my plans if necessary. I am confident that with additional support at home and these exercises in school, Jose will meet his goals by the end of the year!