Izzie’s Igloo

Emergent Literacy

Trinity L. Dyess


Students must be phonemically aware to both read and write.  This means that the student must understand phonemes and the relationship between letters and sounds.  To help students become familiar with these rules, it is important that they are exposed to these activities inside the classroom.  In this lesson, we will work on the phoneme i=/i/.  Since vowels are the more difficult to get, this lesson will focus on this one phoneme.  During the lesson they will practice both reading and writing with the letter I. 


Tin-Man Fix It

Primary paper
Mirrors per student


Poster board with tongue twister: “Izzie’s Iguana lives In an Igloo!”
Name sticks with each individual students name on one



Murray, B. "Reading Genie: Perspectives." Research-Based Lessons Designed by Preservice Teachers. 2006. 26 Feb 2007 <http://www.auburn.edu/academic/education/reading_genie/perspectives.html>.
Pro-Teacher "Phonemic Awareness"  http://www.proteacher.com/070010.shtml

Beck, Isabel. Making Sense of Phonics: The Hows and Whys.

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