Letter T Lessons

Literacy Center Ideas:

  • Letter T Mini-book (included)
  • Letter T beginning sound worksheets (included)
  • Wiki Stick letters
  • Paint a fall tree
  • Make toothpick letters
  • Teddy bear picnic pretend play (See information below)
  • Make a Teddy Bear (included)
  • Teddy Bear Picnic Color by Letter/Sight Word (included)
  • Teddy Bear Picnic Coloring Pages
  • Spot and Dot the letter T

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Story Time Ideas:

  • Play Telephone! (Have the students sit in a circle. Whisper something/a list of things in the first student’s ear.  Have that student whisper what you said in their neighbor’s ear.  Have it go all around the circle and see if the sentence or list stayed the same when the last student hears it.
  • Comprehension concept: Classifying and Categorizing.
  • Also, Compare and Contrast the Seasons –Talk about how each season is different. How do you know the differences? What animals are different?  How is it different in TREE.
  • Continue working on drawing detailed pictures with adding labels.

Writing Center Ideas:

  • Teddy Bear Writing Prompt (included) – Students can draw pictures and label them!

Other Ideas:

  • Discuss being a good sport and playing nicely.
  • Make a turtle craft
  • Make a mouth full of teeth!  Use mini marshmallows and glue them into a mouth!


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.