Capital Letter S

Objective

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

Goal

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

Download the capital letter S worksheet

Time requirement

20 minutes.

Grade level

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten.

Introductory activity

What you will need:

  • A wipe board
  • A dry erase (not permanent) marker

What to do:

  1. Draw the letter S on the wipe board.
  2. Take your child’s hand and guide them to make their own S.
  3. Tell them the name of the letter and the sound it makes (‘sss’) and ask them to repeat it.
  4. Draw a few S-shaped snakes on the white board and tell them that snake starts with the letter S, just like it looks like the letter S. Write the word ‘Snake’ to show them the letter’s placement within the word.

Challenge

If your child learns the capital letter S right away, introduce the lower case letter s.

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 S, on the wipe board and have them circle the letter S.

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