Letter N Lessons

Literacy Center Ideas:

  • Letter N mini-book (included)
  • Letter N worksheets (included)
  • Make Noodle Necklaces (string a noodle on yarn)
  • Make Noodle Letters – Kids love this.. cook some spaghetti (with a little oil to lessen stickiness), and then make letters out of cooked noodles
  • Letter N Alphabet Game (included)
  • Letter N Beginning Sound Game (included)
  • Get a net for a fish tank and have the students search for letter n objects (noodles, nickels, nuts) in a tub of water.
  • Take a nap J
  • Make a Night Sky – use black construction paper, q-tips/paint for the stars, or little star stickers (kids love that!)
  • Do the Best Nest Activity packet (included)
  • Est word family book (included)
  • Spot and Dot the letter N

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:

  • Comprehension focus: Learning to write lists  -Lists are the next step in the writing process! We started with drawing, we added details to our drawing…Now we will make lists!  Lists are easier to write than sentences!  Focus on finding some lists that students can write and draw and then make a list book!
  • Make a list book (included) – Have the students make a nice cover, write on every page, add details and color, spell as best they can with phonetic spelling, and put as many details as they can into their books.
  • In the Name Jar Activity is a different list activity you can do (included)

Writing Center Ideas:

  • Veterans Day Writing Prompts (included)

Other Ideas:

  • Base 10 blocks
  • Make the Printable Veterans Day Cards and send them. (Included)
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.