Bop, Hop, and Pop

 Emergent Reading Lesson

Kari Cleveland

 

Rational: Letter recognition is a major part of student‰¥ús learning to read.  The goal of this lesson is to introduce a letter of the alphabet.  I will teach the letter p.  My goal is for students to learn how to properly move their mouth when saying the letter p and to recognize uppercase and lowercase p.

Materials: 
Tongue Twister: Polly pulls the pail to her Papa.
Primary Writing Paper
Pencils
Book: Hop on Pop
Word list: pop, top, bump, pat, sat, sap, pail, sail, cop, mop, map, mat, pat

Procedure:
1. Today, we are going to learn about the letter p. My friend Hoppy Poppy (show picture) is going to help us with this letter.

2. Does everyone know what sound p make? When it is cold outside, and you try to make smoke come out of your mouth, what sound do you make?  Right‰¥Ïpuh! That is the sound that p makes. 

3.  Now, I am going say several words and I want you all to tell me if you hear the p sound in one or the other or both. Refer to word list.

4. I will model how to write an uppercase and lowercase letter p.  I will have them write on their primary paper. They will watch me and then begin practicing on their own.

5.  I will show them pictures with the word of the picture written beneath and have them tell me which words/ pictures they see and hear the p sound in them.

6.  I will say a list of words. The students will have the papers numbered 1-5. As I say the words, they will write a checkmark for words they hear the p sound and an x for the words they do not hear the p sound.

Assessment:
I will pass out a worksheet with pictures and the word of the picture underneath. The students will circle the pictures with the sound p in them.

Resources:
Hop on Pop. Dr. Seuss. Random House Books for Young Readers, 1963

Amy Whitcomb: Sammy the Slimy Snake http://www.auburn.edu/academic/education/reading_genie/odysseys/whitcombel.html

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