Sam the Slithering Snake
Rationale: In this lesson, children will identify /s/ the phoneme represented by S. The student will learn to recognize /s/ in spoken words by learning a meaningful representation (slithering) and the letter S, repeating a tongue tickler with /s/, and practice finding the phoneme/s/ in spoken words through the use of phonemic awareness in phonetic cue reading.
-Tongue tickler "Sam the slithering snake slid by Sally the snail"
- "What Begins with S" worksheet
1. "Today we are going to learn about the letter 's' and the sound it makes. The letter S makes the /s/ sound like a snake makes when it is slithering by. Now let's make the /s/ soud. Pay attention to how your mouth moves when you make the sound.
2. Now let's say the tongue tickler. I will say it then you repeat after me. "Sam the slithering snake slid by Sally the snail. Did you notice the /s/ sound that your mouth was making. Do you hear the/s/ sound in sit or pit? saw or ball?
3. Let me show you how to find /s/ in snow. I am going to say the word slowly and stretch it out while you listen for the /s/ sound that a snake makes. Sss-nnn-ooo-ww. Did you hear the sound?
4. I am going to read a sentence and I want to see your letters each time I say /s/.
"Sarah and Sue sat on the seesaw singing silly songs."
5. I will now read a couple words together to see if you can tell which word contains the letter s. If you hear /s/ I want you to raise your slithering S snake in the air. Do you hear /s/ in third or second? Happy or sad? Skip or run? Winter or summer?"
Assessment: I will pass out a worksheet. The students will practice printing the letter S and decide which pictures begin with S. Also, I will call students forward to individually read the words from number 8 above.
Hollis, Haley. Slithering Snake Says 'SSSsssss"
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