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What's in a Name? Teaching Concepts of Letter and Word

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What's in a Name? Teaching Concepts of Letter and Word

Grade K
Lesson Plan Type Recurring Lesson
Estimated Time 6-12 minutes per session
Lesson Author

Devon Hamner

Devon Hamner

Grand Island, Nebraska


National Council of Teachers of English


Materials and Technology

Student Interactives




  • White or black boards and writing materials

  • Journals and other writing materials

  • Magnetic letters and board

  • Materials to make class books

  • Large name cards to pull from envelope sealed and slit open on the left side so that one letter at a time can be revealed on the card

  • Name cards and pocket chart

  • Word Wall

  • Letter line of ABCs on a long line where children can line up by their letter

  • Poem and Songs put on charts

  • 2 inch oak tag squares to make name puzzles

  • Salt and pan

  • Shaving cream

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Letter Generator

Grades   K – 12  |  Student Interactive  |  Writing & Publishing Prose

Letter Generator

The Letter Generator is a useful tool for students to learn the parts of a business or friendly letter and then compose and print letters for both styles of correspondence.


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