TTTT…..Goes the Clock
By: Constance Wood
Rationale: My goal is for students to recognize phonemes quickly and easily in order to read efficiently. Students will practice writing and saying /t/ in this lesson. They will practice finding /t/ in spoken words and written words. They will practice writing t in words they hear.
Picture card with a clock
Tongue Twister card
Flashcards with /t/ words
-Today we will learn the /t/ sound. We write the /t/ sound as the letter t. Listen to the sound /t/ makes. It sounds like a clock ticking the seconds away. Letter T is for /t/, the tick of a grandfather clock. A grandfather clock is wound by a pendulum that swings back and forth.
Gesture: hand swinging like a pendulum.
-What happens to our tongue when we say /t/? It touches the front teeth as you blow.
-Let's try this tongue twister:
Timmy tucked a tiny toy tiger into a tall tree.
Stretch it: Tttimmy tttucked a tttiny tttoy tttiger inttto a tttall tttree.
T stands for /t/, the clock sound.
Let's move our arm like a clock hand while saying our twister: Tttimmy tttucked a tttiny tttoy tttiger inttto a tttall tttree.
-Let's see if the clock tick /t/ is in pat. I'll know it's there if my teeth come together and I blow air. P-p-p-aaa-t-t. P-aaaattttt….At the end my teeth came together and I blew. That was /t/! We do say /t/ in pat.
-Listen to some words I say. Do you hear /t/ in turn or spin? In table or desk? In cat or dog? I'll say some words. If they have /t/ in them, make the clock sound ttt. If they don't, say bonk like a broken clock.
Tan, bike, lake, mat, park, time, clock, sat, joke, water park, slide
-Listen to me sound out some words. What am I saying: t-ry, la-te, t-ug, no-te
-I will show you some flashcards and you tell me which word is correct. Is this tab or cab? take or make? Too or boo? Try or fry?
Assessment: I will give the student a worksheet with different pictures on it. They will draw a line to each picture that starts with /t/.
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