Students need to be able to recognize letters and
sounds that those letters make in order to read and understand words.
lesson focuses on short a (a = /a/). Students will learn to recognize a
that a = /a/.
book: “A Cat Nap” (Phonics Readers)
sentence strip with “Anna asks for apples”
large bold letters
- Explain that our mouth makes different
formations or movements in order to make different sounds
- have students say /a/ a few times so
that they become familiar with the movement their mouth makes when
saying short a (a = /a/)
- Display the sentence strip and read
“Anna asks for apples” for them, then have them read it with you
- Have students say the sentence
stretching out the /a/. “Aaaannaaa aaaasks for aaaapples.”
- Have students identify what words they
here /a/ in. Do you hear /a/ in mat or mit? Bat or bug? Strap or stuck?
Pass or hut? Etc.
- Pass out pencils and primary paper.
Now teach the students to make an “a”. “Start at the fence, circle down
to the sidewalk, come back up and touch the fence, and move straight
back down to the side walk.” Have them practice this a few times.
- Read the
book “A Cat Nap”. After reading the book once read it again but this
time stop at the end of each sentence and have the students identify
the words they heard that have the a = /a/ sound in them.
- For further assessment have the
students identify different objects in the classroom that have the a =
/a/ sound in their name.
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