Lesson 9

Concentration with Letters

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Objective: Match upper and lower case letters.

Materials:

  1. A 36": x 24": pocket chart.
  2. Eight to ten pairs of letter flash cards.
Write the numbers 1-16 or 1-20 randomly on the backsides of the flash cards. Arrange the flash cards in the pocket chard in a 4 x 4 matrix. For example:

1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16

Procedure:

  1. Present the chart to the class. Tell them that behind each number is a letter. Their task is to match upper case and lower case letters, for example, "A" and "a".
  2. Take the first turn by having a student name two numbers and by showing the students the letters behind them. If they are not matched, turn the two letters face down again.
  3. Have another student choose two other numbers and try to match an upper case with a lower case letter. If he is successful he gets a point and the matched letters are left right side up. If not, the two cards are placed face down again.
  4. Repeat Step 3 with each student in the class. Continue until all letter pairs have been properly matched.