to enter and enjoy the world of reading, they must be able to recognize
graphemes and know their corresponding phonemes. Before
a child can recognize a phoneme in
written language, they must be able to hear the phoneme in oral
language. In this lesson, they will learn
to recognize the
grapheme and b=/b/ in spoken words by
learning a fun hand gesture and tongue twister and then practicing
finding /b/ in words.
board with tongue twister "Big boy Biscuit was ready for bed" written
- pictures of
objects that have B's in
- a copy of
the book Biscuit, by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Publisher: HarperCollins,
cards with B and non-B words on them
with dry erase markers
with pictures with B and non-B words
(bat, fish, bed, house, doll,
ball, bottle, clock)
Boys and girls, today we are going to talk
about a new letter. Many of you may
already recognize this letter. Show
the letter b on the white board. Does anyone know what letter this is? Yes,
this is the letter b. Give
specific praise to the students that recognized the letter. Every letter in our alphabet
has a sound. Does anyone know what sound
the b makes? Give
specific praise for student that knows the sound of b. Yes, the letter b says
- Do any of you know any
words that have the /b/ sound in them? (bed,
ball, basket, etc.) Write the words on the
white board and give specific praise. Let's say those words
together. Okay, now let's just say
"bbbbb" and while we are saying the /b/ sound lets pat our chest
like a heartbeat.
- I am going to show you some
pictures of objects that have the /b/ sound in them. When you hear the /b/ sound, pat your
chest like a heartbeat. (Pictures: ball, basket, boat, bottle, bed).
- Who has ever heard of a
tongue twister? Let's look at a tongue
twister to help us hear the /b/. Show the poster board with
the tongue twister "Big boy Biscuit was ready for bed."
I am going to read it once then I want you to
read it with me. Read the
tongue twister. Now I want
us to read it together and listen for the /b/ in the tongue
twister. When you hear the /b/ I
want you to pat your chest like your heart is beating.
Let me repeat this three times to make sure they
understand the /b/ sound.
- We can even write the
/b/ sound by using the letter b. Let's
practice writing a lower case "b". Model
for students how to write a "b". Start at the sky, go down to the grass, and then bounce up to
the fence and back around. Now you try on
your paper. When you think you've got it,
raise your hand and I will come and take a look. Let's
practice writing a "b" ten times on your paper.
Now we will practice writing a capital "B".
Model for students how to write it.
Start at the sky and go straight down to the
grass. Go around for his big chest and
around for his big tummy. When you think you've got it,
raise your hand and I will come and take a look. Now
let's practice writing a capital "B" ten times.
- Let's look at some flash
cards. I want you to tell me if the word
that I show you has the letter "b" in it.
flash cards with B and non-B words. (bat, doll, dress, blue, bed, red, button).
- We are now going to read a
book. Do a book talk for the book
Biscuit. "Biscuit is a cute little dog that gets into
trouble. Let's read the book to find out what type of trouble
Biscuit gets into." While I am reading
the story I want you to listen hard for the /b/ and pat your
chest like your heart is beating every time you hear the /b/ sound. Read book. Can anyone tell me any words in the story that had the /b/
sound? Write the
words on the white board and give specific praise.
- Individual Assessment: I am going to give you
a piece of paper that has different pictures on it.
Some of the pictures will have the /b/ sound in
them and some will not. I want you to
color only the pictures that have the /b/ sound in their
name. After you color the pictures, I want
you to write the name of the objects under their pictures.
If you are not sure what the pictures is raise your hand and
I will share with the class so everyone will know.
will use the student's work sheets in which they have colored the
well as write the name of the object containing the /b/
to Print Letters", The Reading Genie website,
Ashley, "Shelly Goes to Sherman's Shoe Shop",
"La La Lilly",
B., "Baboons Banging Bongos!",
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