"Hush That Crying Baby!"
Students examine how vowels are used as glue in words and focus on the grapheme/phoneme equivalency a = /a/. They practice making the sound of a baby crying before reciting a tongue twister and making words with Elkonin boxes. Next, they buddy read Dr. Seuss', The Cat in the Hat while finding the /a/ words. As an assessment, they complete pages with pictures of words containing the /a/ sound.