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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


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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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Grades   3 – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 25

Children's book author Eric Carle was born on this day in 1929.

After reading one of Eric Carle's books, students create a torn paper collage or a word collage.


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Grades   K – 8  |  Strategy Guide

Tracking and Supporting Student Learning with Kidwatching

In this strategy guide, you’ll learn how to use kidwatching to track and support student learning. Teachers observe and take notes on students’ understanding of skills and concepts and then use the observations to determine effective strategies for future instruction.


Grades   K – 12  |  Strategy Guide

Using Word Walls to Develop and Maintain Academic Vocabulary

In this guide, you will learn how to use Word Walls to support vocabulary development and retention.


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