This lesson plan is great for introducing letters while addressing Common Core standards in Reading Literature, Reading Fluency, and writing. I teach students to recognize that the letters appear in a certain order throughout the story. I also guide the students to noticing that there are 2 kinds of letters, capital and lowercase. I use this story to help students start noticing that letters make up words and words are separated by spaces. I emphasize drawing using detail at this point at the beginning of the year before I ask students to start labeling and writing sentences to support their illustrations.