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# Lesson Plan Template

### Materials and Preparation

• Guided Practice Worksheet: Match Lowercase Letters

• Independent Practice Worksheet: Match Lowercase Letters

• Large letter cards for both uppercase and lowercase letters

### Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify and locate lowercase letters.

### Introduction

Begin by engaging students with a question: "Can you find all the lowercase letters?" Show sets of capital and lowercase letters mixed together. Emphasize that each letter has two forms, uppercase and lowercase.

### Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling

Learn with an Example: Display mixed sets of uppercase and lowercase letters. Reinforce the key idea: "Each letter in the alphabet can be uppercase or lowercase." Point out the sets of uppercase and lowercase letters, emphasizing the distinction. Present the solution: "The lowercase letter is h. The letters W and K are uppercase."

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### Guided Practice

Distribute the Guided Practice Worksheet: Match Lowercase Letters. Allow students to work in pairs or small groups to circle the lowercase letters on the worksheet. Use large letter cards to assist and guide their identification.

### Independent Practice

Distribute the Independent Practice Worksheet: Match Lowercase Letters. Instruct students to independently circle the lowercase letters. Monitor and assess for misconceptions and intervention issues.

## Support

Provide one-on-one support for students facing difficulties in matching lowercase letters. Offer additional practice materials for continued learning.

## Extension

Introduce more sets of mixed letters for advanced matching practice. Encourage students to create their own sets of mixed letters for a matching game.

### Assessment

Evaluate student understanding through observations during guided and independent practice, as well as through the exit ticket.

### Review and closing

Summarize the importance of recognizing and matching lowercase letters as a fundamental reading skill.

### Misconceptions

Address any confusion regarding the distinction between uppercase and lowercase letters during the guided and independent practice.

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