Tayma Sebek
English Language Arts
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Preschool, Lower Primary
  • Apples
  • English
  • Gold
  • NE ELA
  • Preschool
  • Small Group
  • Theme
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    Pre-K Apple Name Letter Review

    Pre-K Apple Name Letter Review


    This is a small group lesson plan that gives students practice with name letter recognition and fine motor skills. It would fit great into an apple thematic unit. Enjoy!

    Lesson Plan


    Subject/DateTime PeriodLang Arts Small Group - Preschool
    ObjectiveGOLD Standards16. Demonstrates knowledge of the alphabet       a. Identifies and names letters 7. Demonstrates fine-motor strength and coordination     a. Uses fingers and hands
    • Big Apple papers “puzzles” with names of students and lines in between letters (made with construction paper)
    • Scissors (small and adaptive)
    • Glue sticks
    • Apple stems/leaves made with construction paper
    Bulleted Plans (set, input, modeling, GP/IP, closure)Adaptations (considerations for all learners, UDL) and assessments (C4U) should be indicated

    Set: GS - Do any of you recognize the words on this apple? They have names on them! (Students’ names, have students raise their hand when they see theirs and pass the paper apple to them).


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    Today we are going to make an apple puzzle with your name so we can start to learn letters of your name!Model cutting along the lines. C4U - Have students point to the lines where they will cut - hand out scissors when they point to the correct location 

    • Adaptation - Provide adaptive scissors as needed

    Once students have cut their names out have them put the letters together so all of the edges match.      

    • HAB Adaptation - scramble letters so they have to put it together Have students identify the letters in name and count the letters.      
    • HAB Adaptation: Do not point to the letters in order, switch around

    Once students put apples together and have identified letters have them glue the pieces together and glue the stems/leaves on 

    • Adaptation: model how to glue the pieces of paper.
    AssessmentTeachers can create a quick checklist with all students' names and cross off the letters that they recognize in their name.
    • Note: GOLD standard for 3-5 Recognizes and names a few letters in own name Recognizes and names as many as 10 letters, esp
    Teachers could record Anecdotal Records on ability to use scissors with or without support