Capital Letter R

Objective

The objective of this lesson is to help your child learn to recognize and write the capital letter R.

Goal

At the end of the lesson your child will be able to recognize the letter R and say its name.

Download the capital letter R worksheet

Time requirement

20 minutes.

Grade level

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten.

Introductory activity

What you will need:

  • A pencil
  • A piece of paper

What to do:

  1. Draw the letter R on the paper and show it to your child. You can demonstrate how the letter R looks like the letter P with an extra leg.
  2. Tell them that it’s the letter ‘R’ and that the sound it makes is ‘ruh’.
  3. Ask them to repeat you and ask them to try to draw their own Rs. If they need more guidance, draw some lines on the paper where they can draw the letter R or use lined paper.
  4. Tell your child that the word ‘Run’ starts with the letter R. Have them stand still on the ground, and to say, “ruh-ruh-ruh-RUN!”, and to start to run the word ‘Run’.

Challenge

If your child learns the capital letter R right away, introduce the lower case letter r.

Reinforcement activity

Print out the attached worksheet. Ask your child to complete the worksheet by themselves. Feel free to help them if they get stuck or ask any questions.

Evaluation

In order to see if your child has achieved the goal of this lesson, write a few different letters including the letter R on the piece of paper. Give your child the pencil and ask them to find and circle the letter R.

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