Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Subject:
English Language Arts, Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab, Game, Lesson, Lesson Plan
Level:
Preschool
Tags:
  • Fine Arts
  • Music
  • Premedia - Me
  • Premedia-letters
  • Social Studies
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Text/HTML

    Nursery Rhyme - Alphabet Song

    Nursery Rhyme - Alphabet Song

    Overview

    Children will listen and sing along to the alphabet song as the letters are being pointed to on a paper, chart, or on the wall. Allow children to help point to the letters as they are ready.

    Summary

    Children will listen and sing along to the alphabet song as the letters are being pointed to on a paper, chart, or on the wall. Allow children to help point to the letters as they are ready.

    Materials

    • Type and print out the letters of the alphabet 
    • Have Fun Teaching Alphabet Song - you can break this down into 3 sessions
      • Uppercase letters
      • Lowercase letters
      • Letter sounds

    Extensions

    Have Fun Teaching has songs for each letter highlighting sounds, words to emphasize short and long vowel sounds, and writing the letters in the air. 


    You can also teach students the manual alphabet by accessing a poster like this one and/or watching this video to teach the students to sign the letters as the song is being sung. 

    Background for Teachers/Parents

    Make sure to point and distinguish letter names for L, M, N. O.  Also be clear to sing Y, Z.  For letter sounds, try not to add extra sounds as you provide the letter sounds.  For example, make the sounds quickly and not as exaggerated as they are in the song linked above.

    Intended Learning Outcomes

    • Children will track letters as they are being pointed to.
    • Children will participate in musical activities.

    Time Frame & Group Size

    Time Frame: 5-10 minutes

    Group Size: Any

    Standards

    Main Standards: 

    • ELA 4 yr.2.5

    Additional Core Standards: 

    • ELA 3 & 4 yr.2.17
    • ELA 3 & 4 yr.2.14
    • FA 3 & 4 yr.3.1
    • SS 3 & 4 yr.1.1

     

    Author(s)

    Jamie Robinson