is for Nest!
greatest factors in learning to read are letter recognition and
awareness. The goal of this lesson is to introduce a letter of the
The letter we will be looking at and discussing is N. I will
creation of the upper case N and the lower case n. I
teach the students the sound the letter n makes while alone
combination. I hope for the children to write and recognize both lower
The Best Nest! by P. D. Eastman
Dry Erase board
dry erase markers
Flash cards with upper and lower case
letters of letters already learned
with pictures of a nest, nail, hammer, phone,
camera, calendar page of November, noose, number 9, nuts, and apple.
tell me what makes up a word? Yes that’s right! Letters. In our
we have twenty-six letters. Why do we use letters?
Awesome, That’s right! We use letters to make
words and use words to read. We want to
be great readers so let’s practice hard!
- “Let’s review some letters that I know you all know!”
For review students would sing the alphabet song while I pointed to the
on the alphabet strip in the classroom. I would review with Flash
with upper and lower case letters on them with pictures to represent
- “Today we are going to learn a new letter; we are going
to learn the letter N. I’m going to read you a story that has a
N’s in it. This story is about two birds
that go on the hunt for a new Nest! They
search long and hard and even get separated from each other. To see if they get back and find a good new
nest, let’s read The Best Nest.
say /n/ sound we want to make our race car signal that sounds like a
fast!” So when we say /n/ we do this (I model holding on the steering
making the /n/ sound). The toungue
twister is “Nancy
knew she needed a new nest.”
everyone has got our /n/ sound that N makes. Let’s practice writing our
letter. I will demonstrate the
letter N, upper case. While I am making the letter N, I
the students the position of the different lines using the sky, fence,
ground. The students will have already learned how to create other
this method. “For an upper case N we start at the sky and go
down to the ground. Then we start back at the sky following the
to the ground and straight back up to the sky.” Students will
writing for 5 times. While they are working I will walk around
any students that may be confused. After everyone has their 5 letters I
model the lower case letter. “Ok everyone, let’s learn now how to
lower case letter n. For little n we start at the fence and go
down to the ground and bounce back up to the fence and see a hill and
down to the ground.” Students practice this just like with the
- At this
point I will have students listen to the story “The Best Nest”.
I will have the students do the “race car” signal when they see or hear
letter N in the story.
hand them cards to lay out if they have
something on it that starts with N.
Parker, Jessica. Reading
Genie Website, Bruce
Any questions please email Erin Dyle
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