Letter Recognition

Introduction

Welcome Friends!  This is an exciting, interactive way to learn about letters in the alphabet!

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Task

Make sure to explore the alphabet games in this WebQuest!

You will be learning how to recognize the letters of the alphabet, match capital letters to lowercase letters, arrange the letters in ABC order, and learn the sound(s) each letter makes.  

Alphabet Puzzle

 

Process

Click on the educational sites to complete the tasks listed above.  

  1. Alphabet Song - Let's learn the uppercase and lowercase letters while singing the Alphabet Song!
  2. ABC Letter and Song Blocks - Click on the letter block to see the uppercase and lowercase of a letter, the letter name, and sound(s) the letter says.  Pay special attention to the items beginning with that letter.  Can you think of something else that begins with that letter?  
  3. Talk to Me Alphabet - Click and hold down a letter on the keyboard to hear the letter name or sound.  What are somethings that start with that letter?  
  4. Mr. Nussbaum - Letters - Listen to the letter being read and click on the correct letter on the digital keyboard.  
  5. Alphabet Slider Puzzle - Click and drag puzzle pieces to complete the alphabet picture.  What letter puzzles did you build?  
  6. ABC Whack a Mole - See what letter is missing and click on the mole holding that letter card.  
  7. Letter or Number Sort - Empty the basket by deciding whether it's a letter or number.  
Evaluation
Rubric
 

Limited

Approaching

Progressing

Mastery

Identifies the letters of the alphabet Identifies less than 5 letters. Identifies more than 5 letters but less than 20 letters. Identifies 26 letters. Identifies all uppercase and lowercase letters.
Matches lowercase letters to capital letters Matches less than 5 lowercase letters to uppercase letters. Matches 5 to 12 lowercase letters to uppercase letters. Matches 13 to 25 lowercase letters to uppercase letters. Matches all 26 lowercase letters to uppercase letters.

 

Conclusion

Great work completing the Letter Recognition WebQuest!  You worked so hard to complete this exciting WebQuest!  Letter recognition is an important skill.  It helps you become a reader.  Please come back soon to keep practicing!

Credits

WCS TK ELA Standards

Standards for Reading Foundational Skills (RF)
These standards are directed toward fostering students’ understanding and working knowledge
of concepts of print, the alphabetic principle, and other basic conventions of the English writing
system

Standard (RF.TK.13) - Students recognize that all letters have sounds.

Standard (RF.TK.8) - Students recognize and name 40 – 54 letters in printed form.

Standard (RF.TK.9) - Students experiment with and produce a growing number of sounds
in English words.

Michigan K-12 Computer Science Standards (2019)

1A-CS-01 Select and operate appropriate software to perform a variety of tasks, and recognize that users have different needs and preferences for the technology they use.

ISTE Standards for Educators

5) Designer - Educators design authentic, learner-driven activities and environments that recognize and accommodate learner variability. Educators:

    5a)  Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

    5b)  Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

    5c)  Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

ISTE Standards for Students

1)  Empowered Learner:  Students leverage technology to take an active role in choosing, achieving, and demonstrating competency in their learning goals, informed by the learning sciences.

    1a.  Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.

    1c.  Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.

Teacher Page
  • Curriculum Area(s):  Literacy, Computer Science
  • Grade Level:  TK
  • Purpose of assignment or objectives:  This WebQuest provides an interactive experience for students to strengthen their letter recognition skills.  Letter and sound recognition are the foundation for reading.  
  • Estimated Time To Complete Activities:  The activities can be completed at the user's pace.  Some tasks may take a few minutes, where others may be greater than 10 minutes.
  • What technology are you using?  Users need a laptop, tablet, or smartphone.  
  • Materials:  Technology access, internet access, and the WebQuest link are required for users to interact with the letter recognition tasks.  The teacher can assess the students prior to their exploration of the WebQuest.  He/she can then assess the students after completing the WebQuest.