Letter D Lessons

Literacy Center Ideas:

  • Letter D mini-book (included)
  • Letter D worksheets (included)
  • Dinosaur Beginning Sound Game (included)
  • Danny and the Dinosaur Activities (included)
  • Short I word family mini-books! (included)
  • Do Go Dog Go! Lesson Activity pack (included)
  • Spot and Dot letter D

All of the activities included above can be bought in our store/(You may use your account funds to pay for these lessons!)

Story Time Ideas:

  • Read Go Dog Go! This is a good time to teach about opposites.  Also this is a good time to teach about traffic lights and how they work.  There is an opposite game in the Go Dog Go pack, Also, a Traffic Light sight word book included as well!
  • Compare/Contrast Goldilocks and the 3 dinosaurs vs. Goldilocks and the 3 bears
  • Compare/Contrast give a dog a donut vs. the other Laura Numeroff stories we have read (Give Cat a Cupcake/Moose a Muffin)

Writing Center Ideas:

  • Have the students write about what they would do if a dinosaur came home with them (included in Dinosaur activity pack)
  • Have students write their own “3 little dinosaur” story

Other Ideas:

  • Have the students make a chain of matching dominos
  • Play “War” with dominos (instead of cards). Who has the higher number?
  • Add with the dominos…put one on a table with the “one dot” and then say..I want to have a total of 7…and have the students find another domino with 6 total dots (or whatever combination)
  • Do Domino Addition worksheets (included)
  • Ten Black Dot Activities (included)
  • Make a list of D words
  • Play with dough/play dough.  Make dinosaur footprints in the dough
  • Learn more about dinosaurs:  carnivores/herbivores/omnivores/paleontologists, extinct, fossils,
  • Dig for dinosaurs!  Create a sensory bin w/ dinosaurs in it.
  • Eat donuts!  Frost your own donuts!


Madreen Karle and Meeghan Karle Mousaw
Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle's Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle's Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle's Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created "sunshine moments" to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.

Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 7 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.

The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets. Over the last 7 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.