children can learn to read they must have a firm understanding of the
and phoneme of a letter (Adams). The
of student’s success in their ability to read is letter recognition.
for this lesson is to introduce and hopefully discover the some letters
alphabet and the sounds that each letter makes. The letter of this
concentrate the most on is the upper and lower case letter t. Once the
are able to recognize the letter t then the students will be introduced
Cards with the alphabet (one letter
Chips and markers
- Sing the alphabet song. As you sing
have a picture of the alphabet letters and point to them as you say
them. Have the children sing along with you. When you come to the
letter t, ask if any of the children know a word that starts with t?
- The teacher will then pass out a
handout that looks like a bingo card. On the card (in each box) some
letters of the alphabet. Then pass out the chips so they can cover up
the letter at the teacher say it. Then begin to play bingo. Once a
child has called bingo he or she will call the letters back to the
teacher making the correct sound that letter makes or a word that
starts with that letter.
- Once the children have completed bingo
get them to get out there paper and a practice writing the letter t.
The teacher might explain when writing an uppercase T draw a line going
down and at the top it needs to cross. Then explain while writing a
lowercase t it is just a teenager, not as tall as daddy but not short
either, cross at the fence.
- Then read a book (any book) and when
the children hear a word that starts with t have them tap there heads.
- To assess what students have gained
from this lesson, have the students go around the school and find
things that start with the letter t and point them out. I will see how
the students do by pointing out the letters and how they say the right
saying when they read their bingo cards back to me.
Adams, Marilyn. Beginning
to Read: Thinking and Learning about Print-A Summary. Champaign.
Center for the study of
Reading Research and Education