Alphabet Matching

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Name of Teacher: Laura Guihen

Class/Grade/Language Level: Elementary school, 3rd grade

Textbook and specific lesson: Let's Try 1, Unit 6 (Alphabet), Lesson 4 (last)

Goal: To be able to match Uppercase and Lowercase Letters, Revision of Uppercase Letters

Preparation: Decks of Alphabet cards, both upper and lowercase, one of each per group.

Class time: 45 minutes

  1. Greetings. Asking of questions : How are you? Hows the weather? What day is it? What time is it?
  2. Introduction and writing of the goal in the English review sheet.
  3. Revision of lowercase letters by singing the ABC song.
  4. Lowercase pronunciation. Have the class split into groups of 4, move their desks into those groups and clear their desks. Give each group a deck of lowercase letters. Have them shuffle the deck and spread the cards on the desk face up. The aim of the activity is to turn all the cards over to face down. One person will start by picking one card, pointing at it and saying what card it is. The other members must also point and say it before the card can be turned over. The next person picks a card, and so on.
  5. Quick revision of uppercase letters by showing the big cards and saying the name.
  6. Go fish. Give each group a deck of uppercase cards. Have them put both the upper and lowercase decks together and shuffle them. One student deals out the cards and gives each person 7 cards. The aim is to get rid of all your cards by making matching pairs. The students take it in turns to ask each other for cards. (For example, Person A says “Do you a have __?” to person B. If person B has that card they hand it over, if not they say “Go Fish” and Person A draws a card from the deck.) The game can end when the someone gets rid of all their cards or you can keep going until everyone has no cards.
  7. Lastly, ask the students to separate the decks back into upper and lowercase. You can also ask them to put the cards in order, if you wish/have time.