Hungry, Hungry Harry
need to be able to identify each letter in the alphabet and the phoneme
represents so that they are able to read and spell words. Through this
children will learn to recognize the letter H in print and the phoneme
spoken words. I will meet this goal by having the students listen for
phoneme, repeat it, and by giving them a meaningful representation of
letter through combinations of hands-on activities.
Large H cut
out, primary paper, pencil, crayons, drawing paper, glue, chalk,
chalkboard, Hungry Harry by Joanne Partis, letter
wands (made with a wooden dowel and a star or other object they create
to go on
the top), and Hh worksheet
- Locate the letter Hh on the large
letter cut outs. Describe /h/ as the sound you make when you breathe
into a cupped hand. Have the students practice making the /h/ sound
into their hands.
- DO YOU HEAR /h/ IN BOOK OR HEAD? BAG
OR HOT? (Emphasize /h/ in each word) WHAT OTHER WORDS MIGHT HAVE THE
/h/ SOUND IN IT?
- Explain how the letter h spells /h/. I
will then create the letter h on the board as I go through the steps to
make an h. The students will then get to practice making the letter Hh
on primary paper.
- THE LETTER H IS USED TO SPELL /h/.
WATCH ME AS I WRITE THE LETTER H ON THE BOARD. FOR THE UPPER CASE H, GO
DOWN FOR A WALL, DOWN FOR A WALL, AND THEN CROSS AT THE FENCE. TO MAKE
A LOWER CASE H, START AT THE ROOFTOP, COME DOWN, AND HUMP OVER. NOW
EVERYONE PRACTICE MAKING UPPER AND LOWER CASE H’S ON THEIR PAPER.
- Now each child in the class will think
of a word that has the /h/ sound in it and draw it on a piece of paper.
- EVERYONE THINK OF DIFFERENT WORDS
THAT HAVE THE SOUND /h/ IN IT. (After the children have time to think)
ASK THEM TO RAISE THEIR HANDS ONCE THEY THINK OF ONE. (Allow for a few
suggestions) NOW PICK ONE OF THESE WORDS OR ANOTHER ONE YOU CAN THINK
OF AND DRAW A PICTURE OF IT. ONCE YOU ARE DONE COME SITE BACK ON THE
- Once everyone finishes we will get
together and present their picture. Then we will place the pictures on
a large pre-made cut out of the letter H.
- ONE AT A TIME WE ARE GOING TO
PRESENT OUR PICTURES TO THE CLASS. WHEN YOU SHOW THE CLASS YOUR
PICTURE, SAY THE WORD. AFTER YOU SAY IT, TELL THE CLASS WHERE YOU HEAR
THE /h/ SOUND. THEN STICK IT UP ON OUR H CUT OUT. e.g. DO YOU HEAR THE
SOUND /h/ IN TIMMY’S PICTURE OF A HAT?
- Once everone has placed their picture
onto the H we will read the story Hungry Harry by
- THIS BOOK IS CALLED HUNGRY
HARRY. IT IS ABOUT A FROG NAMED H-H-HARRY WHO IS REALLY H-H-HUNGRY.
ONE DAY HE ASKED HIS MOM WHAT WAS FOR DINNER AND SHE TOLD HIM THAT HE
WAS OLD ENOUGH TO FIND HIS OWN DINNER NOW. LET’S READ AND SEE IF
H-H-HARRY FINDS ANY FOOD. WHEN I AM READING LISTEN FOR WORDS THAT MAKE
THE /h/ SOUND. WHEN YOU HEAR ONE RAISE YOUR LETTER WANT QUIETLY AND
THEN PUT IT DOWN. LISTEN CAREFULLY SO YOU CAN BE A GOOD DETECTIVE.
the children’s knowledge of the letter Hh I will pass out a worksheet
student. The worksheet asks them to place a H and a h next to each
makes the /h/ sound. As the students go through the worksheet they are
the words softly to see if the word makes the /h/ sound.
Maggie’s Phonics Learning Centers. Creative Teaching Press, Inc. California:
Joanne. Hungry Harry. Scholastic Inc. New York: 2000.
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