the Pink Pig Popped Popcorn
children to read well, they must have a good
foundation of letter to sound correspondence. It is important for
understand and recognize each letter in the alphabet and the sound they
At the end of this lesson, children will be able to understand the
grapheme p. Hear the phoneme /p/ in spoken
words, and is able to write the upper and lower case p
by modeling for the student. In order for a child to become a
successful reader they must recognize letters and their corresponding
paper and pencil; chart with Pat the
Pig Popped Popcorn Primary writing paper for the child to write
on; If you give a pig a pancake By Laura
Numeroff published, by Harper Collins: words cards with PIG, PANCAKE,
POP, CAT; worksheet for assessment with
p words: pig, party, pat, pop, pink.
- Explain what we will be doing
today so the child will know what is expected. Today we will be
learning the letter /p/ We will learn how to write the letter /p/ and
what sound it makes.
- Let’s pretend we are popping
popcorn, /p/, /p/, /p/.
(Doing the gesture for popping) When we say /p/, we push
our lips tight together then open our mouth wide open.
- Let me show you how to find the
letter p in the word pink. I’m going to stretch pink out in slow motion and you listen for the /p/ sound.
Pppppppiiiiiiiinnnnnnnnkkkkkkkk. Did you hear the /p/ in the word pink?
- Now we are going to say our
tongue twister (on chart) I am going to say it first Pat the Pink Pig
Popped Popcorn. Now I am going to say it slower and when you hear the
/p/ sound act like you are popping popcorn. We will practice the
sentence saying the phoneme /p/.
- Have the child take out primary
paper and pencil. We use the letter p
to spell /p/. I am going to show you first how to write the letter /p/.
You start at the top of the line and go down to the bottom line and
make a straight line, and then you make a backwards lower case /c/ to
make the letter /p/. I will show the child again to make sure they
understand it. Then child will practice writing upper and lower case /p/
on their writing paper several times. I will walked around the room and
make sure they are writing the upper and lower case /p/ correctly.
- Call on students to answer and
tell how they knew: Do you hear p
in dog or pig? Cat
or pink? Fish or pat?
Sat or pan?
- Now let’s read the book If you give a Pig a Pancake. Listen for the /p/ sound in
the story. When you hear the /p/ sound, I want you to act like your
popping popcorn with your hands.
- For assessment, I will have the
student number 1-5 and I will call out words that start with the /p/
and that do not start with /p/. If it starts with /p/ then the student will write the
letter /p/ if it does not start with the letter /p/ then they leave the
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