Bubbling B and
Emergent Lesson 1
Rational: For a child to be a successful reader he or she needs to be able to recognize letters instantly and the phoneme that it makes. Since b and d look so similar they are commonly confused this lesson will help the student in recognizing the correct letter, the characteristics that make each letter different and the phoneme it makes.
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Index cards with letter and picture
For this lesson we are going to go over the letters b, and d. This two letters are very similar and that is why we confuse them for each other. This letter is b (hold up card b with picture of a bumble bee) and this is the letter d (hold up card d with picture of a dog). Can someone raise their hand and tell me what letter this is (student holds up card -b). (correct response) Very good. Now as a class let's say the letter together b, b, b. Great participation. Now can someone tell me what sound b makes (hold up card with -b). (correct response) Good job. Now as a class let's say the sound /b/, /b/, /b/. Good. This time we are going to come up with words that have a -b in it. Can someone who is sitting quietly and is raising their hand tell us what word they thought of that starts with the letter b. Student's response bat, bubble, and bee. Terrific.
Now we are going to work on the letter d. Can someone raise their hand and tell me what letter this is (student holds up card -d). (Correct response) Kiss your brain. Now as a class let's say the letter together d, d, d. Great job. Now as a class let's say the sound /d/, /d/, /d/. Good. This time we are going to come up with words that have a -d in it. Can someone who is sitting quietly and is raising their hand tell us what word they thought of that starts with the letter -d. Student's response dance, dog and draw. Kiss your brain. Now put away your cards.
Do you hear the sound /b/ in baby or mom.
Do you hear the sound /b/ lazy or busy.
Do you hear the sound /b/ in slug or bug.
Do you hear /d/ sound in dip or slip.
Do you hear /d/ sound
in fig or
First I want you to listen to me as I say the tongue twister, and then I want us to say it together as a class.
We are going to start with b. Benny's blue bunny bakes blue berries for breakfast. Now everyone emphasis the /b/ while saying the tongue twister: Benny's blue bunny bakes blue berries for breakfast. Good job.
Now let's do -d. Remember to emphasize /d/.
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I while do an informal assessment on the student's as they write b and d I will make notes of who needs more practice and who is picking up on the difference. I will also make notes to see who is participating and who is not and compare that to who is getting the letters and who is not to see if they correlate.
Murray, Bruce. Teaching Letter Recognition. http://www.auburn.edu/academic/education/reading_genie/letters.html
Tate, Natalie. Emergent Literacy. Big, bad, b and d!