Silly Sally's Pet Snake
recognition is an essential component to children’s literacy. By recognizing letters in print, they can
relate them to their corresponding sounds.The
best place to start with emergent readers is introducing those
letters as symbols and teaching the sound/sounds that associates with
them. In our lesson today we will be
learning about s and the sound /s/.
We will practice writing our letter in upper and lower case so
identify it when we see it in print. I
want the children to identify the letter s when it is written and the
when it is heard and also identify this letter in a group of objects,
the letter and some without.
- A picture of Silly Sally and
her pet snake
- Primary Paper
- Dry erase board for the
teacher to model
- Sheet with different objects
on it. Some with /s/ and some without.
- Book: Secret Seahorse
Stella. Secret Seahorse. Barefoot
1. Explain Why: I
will talk to
the children and inform them on why we are doing this lesson. I will tell them that we are learning the
letters and the sounds that go with them.
"Today we are going to learn about a sound and a letter that
goes with that sound. When I think of peanut butter, I might think of
jelly. Just like the relationship we made
butter and jelly, we need to learn to make that association with the
and the sound/sounds they make. For
example, b=/b/, l=/l/ and today we will be learning about s=/s/." By doing these lessons, they are helping us
become better readers.
2. Review: We will begin
our lesson by reviewing our previously learned
letters/sounds. This review would
include all of the letters up to the letter s.
We will discuss each letter; the sound it makes and we will give
example of a word that starts with that letter.
For ex. F=/f/, feet, fall,
3. Explain How: I will introduce
our letter s and teach the sound it makes. I will write the letter in
erase board so the children can see. We
will look around our room and find as many things that start with /s/
We will look in a
mirror and see how our lips are shaped, our teeth are together and out
is flat and right behind our teeth. We
will say a tongue twister and do a motion every time we hear the sound
/s/. Sam said he was
sorry he put salt in Sally's sandwich. Our motions is putting our hands together
and moving them
like a slithering snake.
5. Simple Practice: Next we will
learn how to make our letter by writing it on primary paper. We will write it in upper case and lower
case. For upper case: we will talk about
how it is a little c from the rooftop to the fence and a backwards
from the fence to the sidewalk. For
lower case it is the same thing but you start at the fence and finish
sidewalk. Don’t let the snake break. We have to help it slither in one
motion. I will have the students write
them both ten times to give them lots of practice.
I will walk around to make sure they are all
writing correctly. Once they have
finished writing, I will ask the students some questions to get them to
identify the sound /s/. Do you hear /s/
in sad or mad. Do you hear /s/ in
or band. Do you hear /s/ in star or
moon. Do you hear /s/ in silk or milk.
6. Whole Texts: I will put some
sentences on the board that have the letter s in them and we will read
a whole class. "I see sweet sugar cookies
that are so yummy to eat. Will Sam swim in the ocean with him
suit on?" Whenever they hear the
sound /s/ they have to slither their snake using their hands. We will also read Secret Seahorse by
Stella Blackstone. They will also do the
snake with their hands when they hear the s in the book.
7. Assessment: I will hand out a
worksheet to all the students and have them get out their crayons. This sheet has all kinds of objects on it
like stars, moon, snail, sock, lamp, tree, ect.
The children will color the objects that they hear a /s/ in. I will take this up to see how well the
children did identifying the objects with /s/.
Wyatt, Miss Millie the Moose: http://www.auburn.edu/rdggenie/innov/wyattel.html
Meg Betbeze, Hurry
Home, Henry!: http://www.auburn.edu/rdggenie/innov/betbezeel.html
Stella. Secret Seahorse. Barefoot
Sally and her pet snake: http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/006623820X/ref=sib_dp_pt/104-4565844-0643141#reader-page
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