Letter H Lessons

Literacy Center Ideas:

  • Letter H mini-book (included)
  • Letter h worksheets (included)
  • Harold and the Purple Crayon Activities (included)
  • Little Red Hen Activities (included)
  • Letter H Activity Packet (Included w/ Harold and purple crayon)

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:

  • Again we have some great stories to be able to compare/contrast –but, we also need to continue to work on comprehension to make sure that the students are understanding what they are reading or what is being read to them. Reading is magic when it makes sense and children understand!  There is a reading comprehension little mini-book in the Little Red Hen Activity pack.
  • We have 3 versions (and you can find more!) of the Little Red Hen story that can be read and compared… many different characters, endings, things that are made, etc).

Writing Center Ideas:

  • Harold and the Purple Crayon is a great story for writing and drawing prompts! Help the students create a story using their imagination (or, remember something that actually happened.) They can draw and write out their thoughts.

Other Ideas:

  • Sing/Do…If you are Happy and you know it…
  • Handwriting! Practice, practice!  (Included)
  • Take a chair and put the chair sideways…show how the back of the chair, connected to the seat, looks like an h. Then, job over to the chair and show how tired you are  by making the h sound…H, H, H, H..   (breathing hard). This is a trick to teach the h and the h sound that my mother would use in her classroom!
  • Another way to practice the letter sound is to use a clear plastic cup or some glass dishes…have the students clean the club by breathing the “h” sound and having it steam up and then wiping it clean. Make sure you practice on the cup or object you want to make sure you can get it to steam so that the students can see and hear and feel that letter h sound.
  • Make a list of letter h words
  • Make popcorn hop in a jar of water:  add baking soda and vinegar to the water and the kernals hop!  (Fun science experiment!)  How long will it last?
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.