Letter Y Lessons

Literacy Center Ideas

  • Letter Y mini-book (included)
  • Letter Y worksheets (included)
  • Letter Y Lesson Activities (included)
  • Spot and Dot the Letter Y

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 and learn all about yak. Have the students do a KWL or can, has, is about yak (included)
  • Read the story I dare you not to yawn. Talk about the stages of yawning that they talk about in the book. Talk about the things that make you yawn…  (and what happens if someone sees you yawn).

Writing Center Ideas:

  • Read Extra Yarn and have students write about what they would make with their extra yarn. (Writing Prompt included)
  • Make letters out of yarn.

Other Ideas:

  • Write letters with yarn
  • Do Yoga!
  • Use yarn and do lacing cards
  • Have a “I dare you not to yawn” game – students can try to make the other students yawn.
  • Toss a ball of yarn from person to person and then try and get it untangled again. 
  • Make a list of letter Y words together
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.