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Letter writing accuracy, Name Tags

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Activity Type: Build Accuracy
Activity Form: Standard
Grade: K
Group Size: Individual
Length: 12 minutes
Materials: card stock, crayons, markers
Goal: Given a printed letter, the student can write the letter with accuracy.
Items: All letters in the alphabet

What to do

  1. Before beginning the activity, decide how you are going to use the name tags in your classroom. You may choose to have students sit on them during class meetings, or you can make them smaller and use them in a chart you use to assign classroom tasks to students (Jessica is the line leader, Martin passes out papers, and so on).
  2. Today, we are going to make name tags to use in our classroom. Each person is going to make a name tag for himself or herself.
  3. You are going to write your name on your card. Make sure you write it large and neat so everyone can read it.
  4. Remember to use uppercase and lowercase letters correctly. When do I use an uppercase letter in my name? Call on a student. That’s right. The first letter needs to be uppercase and the other letters need to be lowercase.
  5. I have all different colors of paper so you can choose the color you like best. You can write your name in marker or crayon; just make sure that you use dark colors so it will be easy to read. After you write your name, you can decorate your name tag with pictures of things that you like, your hobbies, and so on.
  6. I’m going to show you the name tag that I made. Hold up your name tag. Do you see how I used uppercase letters for the M in Ms./Mr. and for the first letter in my last name? Notice how I used lowercase letters for the rest. Look at the pictures that I drew. What can you learn about me from my name tag? Call on a few students to answer. That’s right. I like to play basketball and read, and I love the color orange.
  7. Does anyone have any questions? Answer questions, clarifying the activity.
  8. Walk around and observe students work. You may choose to offer some students a piece of card stock with lines on it to help with the sizing of the letters. For students who struggle, offer help and make a note in an Activity Log.
  9. Laminate the name tags so that they will last.

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