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A fun literacy lesson where students learn about letter formation whilst practicing writing their name, and developing their fine motor skills.
PhonicsOnset & Rime
Grade:K
Lesson from Cleverbean

Say My Name - Pokey Pin Names

Learning Intention: Produce lower and upper case letters to write some familiar and high frequency words.

A fun literacy lesson where students learn about letter formation whilst practicing writing their name, and developing their fine motor skills.
PhonicsOnset & Rime
Lesson from Cleverbean
Grade: K

Say My Name - Pokey Pin Names

Learning Intention: Produce lower and upper case letters to write some familiar and high frequency words.

What you'll need

  • Coloured paper
  • White paper
  • Push pins or toothpicks
  • Staples
Curriculum

Grade K - ACELY1653

Foundation - ACELA1817

Success criteria

  • I can demonstrate simple handwriting movements.
  • I can follow instructions to construct each letter using correct formation.
  • I can combine the right set of letters to write my name and other familiar or high frequency words.
Lesson

Modelled

  1. Following on from the previous lessons, revise the difference between a word and a letter.

  2. Provide students with a piece of paper that has their name written on it (i.e a post-it note or the name chart from their desk etc).

  3. Using the index finger on each hand to create a “window”, ask students to find different features within their name. For example, ‘show me one letter, show me the first letter, show me two letters, show me a word’ etc.

  4. Introduce today’s learning intention and explain to your students that each letter has its own shape so that we can tell them apart. If a letter is written the wrong way other people may not be able to understand what we are writing.

  5. Demonstrate by writing a few random letters such as ‘l and t’, ‘c and e’ ‘r and n’ and showing how letters can be confused if they are not written correctly.