Alphabet Letter R Rooster
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets

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> Letter R > R is for Rooster

> Birds > Farm > Chicken > Rooster

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Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present letter R. The presentation ideally should be part of  rooster themed activities and/or crafts.

Animals > Birds > Farm > Chicken > Rooster
1.  A rooster is an adult male chicken or the male of other closely related birds, such as a pheasants.  Visit these activities to learn about chickens.

Alphabet Activities > Letter R is for Rooster
Present the letter R rooster six-piece online jigsaw puzzle to practice problem solving and view letter P in upper and lower case.  Adjust number or pieces using the Change Cut button on the left.

Present and display your option of letter R printable activities.

Children Age 3 and under:
* Print a letter R coloring page D'Nealian or Standard Block font and a rooster coloring page 1 or 2 behind it or on a separate page if using paints to decorate later.  Discuss other letter R words found on the worksheet.

* Finger Tracing:
Trace letter R's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the letter.  Invite the children to do the same on their coloring page.

* Children can trace and color the letter R's. After completing coloring the letter, encourage children to color the rooster image.  Write the word rooster on the finished coloring page.

Children Ages 3+ to 6:
Alphabet - beginning letter R sound

Letter R wordsLetter R Activity Worksheet and Mini-Book.  This worksheet and matching mini book can be used as part of Letter R program of activities to reinforce letter practice and to identify related R words. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.

Discuss other letter R words and images (refer to activity worksheet above):  First 'brainstorm' and ask the children about other words that have that beginning sound and write them on a board (dry erase board) as the children come up with examples.  You can print letter R in a different bright color to make it stand out.  If you have illustrated alphabet books you can also use images in them. You can also display  letter R posters and coloring pages or make a letter R classroom book.  For related images visit: Letter R Printable Materials.

*Finger and Pencil Tracing
  *Trace letter R's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the letter.  Invite the children to do the same on your worksheet.  Encourage the children to trace the dotted letter with your choice of sharpened crayon, fine tip marker, coloring or regular pencil  and explain the direction of the arrows and numbers (on the upper right corner) that help them trace the letter correctly.  During the demonstration, you may want to count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the number order aids them in the writing process.

*Find the letter R's:  Have the children find all the letter R's in upper and lower case on the worksheet and encourage them to circle them first.  Visit each child to make sure they have identified the letter R's and then discuss the locations with the worksheet.

Letter R Word Search & Handwriting Practice
The four and six word search game features a rooster and letter R words with pictures and handwriting practice.

Advanced independent handwriting practice:

1.  Print your choice of printable lined-paper and encourage children to draw a rooster behind the page or print a rooster coloring page 1 or 2, color after writing practice.

2.  Drawing and writing paper  Encourage children to draw and color a rooster and write letter R r.

R Rooster online jigsaw puzzle

Letter R coloring page

Standard Block
Print a  rooster coloring page behind the letter R

Letter Activity Worksheet and Mini-Book
Letter R Worksheet & Mini Book

Available in D'Nealian and Standard block format

Word search & writing

Drawing & Writing Paper: draw a rooster & write letter R r

Handwriting paper
(versions for preschool and primary grades)

Rooster coloring pages
or 2
Chicken coloring pages

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