Letter R Lessons

Literacy Center Ideas:

  • Letter R mini-book (included)
  • Letter R worksheets (included)
  • Do you want to make a robot? (included)
  • Little Red Riding Hood Reading Comprehension (included)
  • Pirate Rrr game (included)
  • Randy Riley’s lesson/activity pack (included)
  • Spot and Dot the letter R

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:

  • Little Red Riding Hood Reader’s Theater! (included)

Writing Center Ideas:

  • Continue to work on building sentences –stressing that sentences begin with a capital letter and end with punctuation also, watch for proper spacing in between words.
  • Start to work with/continue to work with the students on Plot and Setting. What is the problem in the story?  Where does the story take place?

Other Ideas:

  • Play Red Light, Green Light
  • Make a Reindeer or a rabbit craft
  • Eat raisins as a snack –OR, use raisins to make an R/glue raisins in the shape of an R.
  • Make rice pictures… color rice with permanent marker and then have the students glue them onto a piece of paper, making a pretty picture..(of a rainbow!)
  • Make rubbings of leaves, or coins, or other familiar objects…(maybe even of the letter R).
  • Make a toilet paper rocket ship (or rabbit or racecar).
  • Make Pet Rocks
  • Play red rover, red rover
  • Rubber Band Peg Boards –Making Letters and Shapes or Patterns
  • Use a ruler to measure things
  • Sing Row Row Row your boat
  • Make a list of letter R words with the students
  • Learn about rainbows.  Rainbow write names.  Draw Rainbows.
  • Learn about rhymes and match rhyming words



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.