Why Lesson Planet?
Students examine the /a/ phoneme in both written and spoken words. They practice finding the /a/ in words, watch how their mouths move when making the sound, and write the letter. Next, they differentiate the sound in words, listen to a read aloud while raising a hand each time they hear a short (a) in a word. Finally, they draw a man tap dancing and write message describing the picture in which they identify the /a/ words.