Letter I Lessons

Literacy Center Ideas:

  • Letter I mini-book (included)
  • Letter I worksheets (included)
  • Ice Cream Alphabet Match Game (included)
  • Ice Cream Beginning Sound Game (included)
  • Finish the sentence with magazines
  • Playdough Sight Word mats (included)
  • Alphabet Sight Word Mats (included)
  • I wanna Iguana activities (included)
  • Imogene’s Antler’s activities (included)
  • Spot and Dot the letter i

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 I wanna Iguana and talk then do discuss convincing someone else you want a pet. It is like convincing someone you want a toy.  Come up with reasons why you want a pet and what you will do to help if you had a pet. …or maybe what you would do to earn a pet.  You can diagram this out.  You can do a writing prompt (included) trying to convince someone you want a pet (or a toy) etc.
  • Read Inside, Outside, Upside Down: This is a good time to introduce prepositions…the bear is inside, outside, upside down!  You can act out kinesthetically to show when you are in, out, on, below, etc…
  • Play Simon Says at their desks… Simon says go under…  next to… in front of… etc.

Writing Center Ideas:

  • Continue working on drawing/labeling/stretching out words when writing! Do the I Want an Iguana Writing Prompt, included
  • Practice Handwriting worksheets included –or use the sight word worksheets for handwriting practice…
  • Imogene’s Antlers Writing Prompt (included)
  • Make a list of letter i words
  • Build an igloo with sugar cubes.  After building it, work on prepositional words by placing things in, on, behind, beside, next to, in front of, etc
  • Make ice paint and paint with it.  Fill an ice cute tray with water and food coloring.  Add popsicle sticks so that you have an ice paint popsicle.  Paint with them! As the ice melts, you’ll have a pretty picture!
  • Ice skate in the classroom!  Take off your shoes and twirl and slide around.  Put laminated paper underneath…are you faster? Is it harder? Put waxed paper underneath…are you faster, is it harder?  Do a science experiment


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.