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Activate those pre-reading skills with a fun activity. Kids pull word cards out of a bag, they then write the final letter sound they hear when they say the name of the image on the card. Letter cards are not included but can be found online.
Can You Slither Like a Snake?
Young scholars explore letter-sound correspondences. They explore the letter s and the sound produced by the letter. Students explore how to write both the upper and lower case forms of the letter s. Young scholars identify s in both written and spoken words.
I-I-Iggy the I-I-Iguana
Learners examine the letter 'i'. Through instruction and modeling they explore the sound the letter makes, how the letter is written, words that contain the letter, etc. They use letterboxes to write 'i' words and then read stories containing words with the short /i/ sound.
Baby Brown Bears
Students identify the letter and phoneme /b/ in written and spoken language. Students practice the production of the /b/ sound through riddles and tongue twisters. They identify the initial placement of the letter and sound using a picture worksheet.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom - Learning Letters and Sounds at a Zoom
Kindergartners begin to recognize letter names. They demonstrate fine motor skills through cutting and pasting, and they also become familiar with parts of books and their functions.
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom: Learning Letters and Sounds at a Zoom!
Students examine the elements in the story Chicka Chicka Boom Boom to help review letter recognition. In this letter recognition instructional activity, students identify letters and their sounds. Students engage in several activities which allow students to practice combining letters to create words and names.
Using the Sounds of Words Reading Task
Young readers demonstrate phonemic awareness in words and blends, and recognize 100 high-frequency words. Use a nursery rhyme to point out rhyming words, and change the words by putting a new letter at the beginning. Each learner will practice different alterations. They use appropriate strategies for decoding and identifying unknown words and are given an assessment at the end to use as a guide for individualized instruction.
Letter Recognition and Sound Review
Students practice the sounds of the letters A-L. In this literacy lesson, the teacher demonstrates the letter sounds, then the students practice and complete a worksheet to demonstrate understanding.
Surfing the Web for ABC's
First graders explore the letters of the alphabet. They create a list of words based on their assigned letter sound. Students complete an online survey about their search. They create a graph to analyze the results of their surveys.
Beginning Consonant Sounds
Readers practice reading words with the same letter sound to connect those letters and sounds. They recognize beginning consonant sounds by reading and listening to a story that highlights select words. They also construct a story by actively choosing words, use picture clues to aid comprehension, and match beginning consonant sounds.
Stage an "Orange Olympics" in the gym while completing phonics work on the vowel "o" and learning about the Olympics. This interdisciplinary unit provides practice with the vowel sound for "o" while integrating a social studies unit on the Winter Olympics and several physical education activities. Little Olympians play hockey, bowling and run relay races all with oranges. Afterward, they write about the experience using pictures from the events and computers.
My Computer Alphabet Book
Young scholars use word processing software to create an alphabet book. They list pictures with the same beginning sound as the letters of the alphabet, insert clip art, label each picture, and print and bind their book.
Beginning and Ending Sounds - Lesson 1 of 2
Stamp, slap, and clap! Emergent readers demonstrate their awareness of the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds in spoken, short vowel, single-syllable words with a stamp/slap/clap activity. After identifying the letters and sounds of the letters, class members indicate the proper position of phoneme with their actions. Word and resource lists, as well as a rubric, are included. Links to worksheets are also provided.
New! Phonics Help: The Phonic Alphabetic Code Chart
Phonics is a fundamental key to reading success. To help your learners with dyslexia or learning disabilities, try using the phonic alphabetic code chart. The chart and full instructions on how it can be used in the classroom are presented in audio, video, and written formats. The technique is simple, but has been proven highly effective in increasing phonemic awareness in struggling learners.
Zoo Phonics Preschool Lesson
Have your class discuss the letter /l/ sound. Using a variety of entertaining books, preschoolers identify the sound of this letter. This is a terrific way to review the letter L.
Phonics Instruction: Writing Simple Words
Sound it out, read it, then sound it out, and write it. Little ones work as a class to sound out simple words. After they have sounded out each word they will write that word on the white board. This is a great way to build a connection between what you read, letter sounds, and what you write.
Phonics: Words with More Than One Syllable (CV/C) Rule A
Knowing basic phonics rules can help learners increase their reading accuracy, pronunciation, and spelling. Third graders practice breaking or chunking words based on the cv/c syllable rule. They take note of where to break each word, why, and what it does to the ending vowel.
Phonics Lesson- Consonant Blends
Students practice reading words with the consonant blend -ft. For this phonics lesson, students play a memory game and decode various words with the -ft ending.
Words Around Us Memory Game
Like the classic game concentration, youngsters must employ both their memories and letter sound skills to succeed at this literacy game. Partners choose from rows of upside-down cards trying to match letters to images with the corresponding initial sound. Although none of the cards are included, finding them or even making them would be easy. Consider handing out magazines and having pairs create the cards themselves!
A Turkey for Thanksgiving--Lesson 1
Students identify story elements in a book about Thanksgiving. In this reading comprehension lesson, students read the book A Turkey for Thanksgiving and identify the plot, setting and characters in the story. Students create a tally chart to show their favorite holidays as well.