Mmmmmm Mmmmmm Yum!
Rationale: In order for children to read efficiently is it important for them to be aware of the letter-to-sound relationship. This lesson will help children identify /m/. The phoneme /m/ and the letter m will be taught along with identifying /m/ in words. I want the students to be able to identify m in written forms as well as be able to identify objects that begin with letter m.
2.Ok now I want you to say this funny sentence after I do. My mom made mashed potatoes Monday morning. 'Mmmy mmmom mmmade mmmashed potatoes mmmmonday mmmmmmorning.' We are going to say the sentence one more time and I want you to break the /m/ off the beginning of the word. For example, /m/ at. Alright, now let’s do it again. '/M/ y /m/ om /m/ akes /m/ e /m/ ashe /m/ y /m/ & /m/’s.' "
3.I have some pictures that I am going to say the word and I want you to see if you can hear any that have the /m/ sound. When you hear that sound I want you to say the word back to me and make the /m/ sound and rub your tummy like you just ate something tasty. (show pictures on poster).
4. Now get the students to get out their primary paper and pencil. "We can use the letter m to spell /m/. I want us to write this together. Start at the fence, go straight down to the dirt, then go back up that straight line and near the top of your line go out and touch the fence and make a little hill, go down to the dirt and then make another little hill just like you did before. Raise your hand when you are done and I will check it. After I check it I want you to write 8 more just like it. Now you will know how to write the letter m, when you hear the /m/ in a word."
5. "Let me show me how to find the /m/ sound in the word perform. Stretch out the word pppeeerrrffooorrrrmmmmm. Do you hear the sound /m/ in perform like mmm yummm." Ask the students questions about which words have the /m/ in spoken words. I am going to read you two words and I want you to tell me which words have the /m/ sound in it. For example, do you hear /m/ in mat or stair? Stand or move? Man or lady? Yours or mine?
6. Read the story If You Give a Moose a Muffin By: Laura Joffe Numeroff and discuss the story with the children. Book talk: Do you know what a moose likes to eat? Well this moose loves muffins! But, if you give him a muffin, he becomes very picky and wants more and more things. I wonder what kinds of other things this moose that loves muffins is going to want. Let’s see!
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