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.

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

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.

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.

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

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