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When beginning to teach children how to read, vowels are the
best letters to begin with.
Phoneme awareness of a letter can be presented to a student
easily through pictures, hand gestures, tongue twisters, and sounding
with your mouth, and in this lesson focuses the letter i will
represented through a picture of an i. Focusing on the vowels in
beginning stage of reading will hopefully lead to successful, fluent
-sound correspondence picture (shaking hand= iiiiiiiiiiiii)
-Slim Tim by
-Letterboxes- for words consisting of three phonemes (3
words: sit, mit, hit, lit,
-Letter Tiles- f, t, i, h, l, s, m
-Picture of an â€œiâ€�
-Tongue Twister on chart paper- â€œIt lit the mitt and could
1.Introduce lesson by explaining to students
that we are going to talk about the short vowel i=/i/.
2. Show students picture of i.
â€œThis is what an i looks like and this is what i
3. Go over tongue twister- â€œIt lit
the mit and could not sit.â€� â€œCan
hear the /i/ sound?
4. Letter box lesson will be
introduced using words that consist of only three phonemes. The words
hit, lit, and fit will be used and the letters f, t, i, h, l, s, and m
also be used.
5. Ask the students to help
me first spell the word sit. â€œWhat does is the first sound that
which letter matches that sound.â€� Students will find the letter
in the first box of their letter boxes. â€œWhat is the next sound
â€œI hear the iii sound. What
letter makes the iii sound? Find
the letter that makes the iii sound and place it on your letter
6.Once students have completed this entire word,
we will move to the next and to the next
7. Begin book talk with Slim Tim
8. After book talk, students will be
asked to write a message to their closet about their favorite article
a type sheet of paper with lot
of words on it. Ask students to circle the words with the corresponding
Bails, Susan. Slim Tim. Carson,
CA. Educational Insights. 1990. 9 pages.