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A is for Apple: Building Letter-Recognition Fluency

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A is for Apple: Building Letter-Recognition Fluency

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Three 60-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Jennifer Prior, Ph.D.

Jennifer Prior, Ph.D.

Flagstaff, Arizona


International Literacy Association


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Jo Ann Catalano

March 20, 2014

Love this lesson! Best lesson I have seen! Thank you so much from a New York student teacher!



October 27, 2012

Love your plan, but unfortunately, two out of three websites under "Resources" are not working.



October 18, 2011

Thanks so much for this fabulous idea! The entire lesson is soo "complete" and incorporates it all! I cannot wait to use it with my Kindergartners and share it with their teachers!! :)


Wes Ford

October 15, 2010


Thanks for you comment about the ABC Match game. The letter X was omitted on purpose because the ABC Match game asks students to match up the beginning letter sounds, not simply the beginning letters. When the letter X appears at the beginning of a word, it usually sounds like the letter Z. Since the true sound of the letter X does not appear at the beginning of any primary-level words, it could not be included in the game.

Wes Ford
Associate Editor ReadWriteThink.org


Susan Collins

October 06, 2010

love all of the ideas and resources! I did notice on the matching card game that they are missing a ltter! This is no Xx. Can readwritethink correct that, I would love to use them!!



May 11, 2010

This really helps my child learn easier &shorter it is just amazing



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