Emergent Literacy Design
That Tricky Letter T
Rationale It is important for children
to learn the letters of the alphabet and how they look and sound so that
they will be able to go on reading the letters they have learned.
The goal of this lesson is to teach the children one of the letters of
the alphabet. The letter I chose to teach is T. The children
will learn how to write the letter T and the phoneme /t/.
I believe that it is important for the children to accomplish this goal
so that they will be able to read words that have the letter T in
them. I hope that by the end of this lesson they will be able to recognize
the letter T and how it's phoneme.
- Dry erase board and markers
-"The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist" --- Berenstain
- Picture cards
1. Begin by doing a review of the letter A-S. Today boys and girls
we are going to learn the letter T, but first we are going to review
the letters we have already learned. Let's start by singing the ABC's song.
2. Write the letter t on the board. Explain that the letter t makes the /t/ sound. Say the word top by emphasizing the initial /t/ sound. Ask children to identify the sound they hear at the beginning of the word. Next, say the word rat. Ask children to identify the sound they hear at the end of the word. You can also use words with t in the medial position, such as little and attack, to see if children can identify the /t/ and its position.
3. Have children practice saying the /t/ sound. Show children
the picture cards listed below one at a time. Have them say the word and
clap if it contains the /t/ sound.
Word list: tub, toothbrush, mat, bottle, house, sock, bat, horse, soap, and table.
Write the letter T on the board. Point out the capital T
and the small t. Introduce writing upper- and lowercase t
by first modeling how it is done. Talk them through each stroke by saying:
Beginning point. Straight down. Beginning point. Straight across. That makes capital T.
Beginning point. Straight down. Lower. Straight across. That makes small t.
Next, have children "sky write" the letter t in both upper- and lowercase and, as you do, give the instructions aloud.
4. Have students go to the carpet. Read "The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist" --- Berenstain. Have the students say how many words they heard that begin with the letter T and list them on the dry erase board.
5. Then sing this sound to the students:
(tune of Row, Row Row your Boat)
BRUSH, BRUSH BRUSH YOUR TEETH
BRUSH, BRUSH, BRUSH YOUR TEETH,
AT LEAST TWO TIMES A DAY.
CLEANING, CLEANING CLEANING, CLEANING,
FIGHTING TOOTH DECAY.
FLOSS, FLOSS, FLOSS YOUR TEETH
EVERY SINGLE DAY.
GENTLY, GENTLY, GENTLY GENTLY,
WHISKING PLAQUE AWAY.
RINSE, RINSE, RINSE YOUR TEETH
EVERY SINGLE DAY.
SWISHING, SWISHING, SWISHING, SWISHING, FIGHTING TOOTH DECAY.
Have the students practice writing the letter "T" in their handwriting tablets. The teacher should check for participation and accuracy.
if you have any questions.
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