Pretty Purple Poppies
In order for
young readers to become better,
readers, they need to be able to recognize written letters and be able
relate the sound of the spoken letter to print. This lesson will help
recognize the phoneme /p/ and use it with the written text ‘P’.
- Primary paper
- Pencils (one
for each student)
- Chart with
- Word List –
pen, paper, hit,
color, yellow, pass, tape, grab
- Sheet with
pictures and words –
plate, bowl, spoon, fork, pig, dog, cup, mug
You Give a Pig a Pancake by
- Introduce the lesson by
explaining to the students that there is a certain way our mouth moves
for every word we say. Today we are going to find out how our mouth
moves when we say /p/. Each student will say /p/ and watch each other
to find out what our mouths look like when we say /p/.
- Ask students: Who has ever
popped popcorn in the microwave? What sound does it make? Yes…it makes
the /p/ sound. Every time we hear that sound today we are going to pop
our hands (popping fingers from the fist position.)
- Let’s try a tongue twister with
a lot of /p/ sounds. “Pam picked pretty purple poppies from the flower
pot.” Everyone repeats it 2-3 more times. Now let’s use our popping
hands every time we hear the /p/ sound. Great job!
- Pass out paper and pencil to
each student. Now we are going to write the letter P on our paper.
Start at the fence and make a straight line down to the ditch. Pick up
you pencil and then make a circle starting at the fence and going down
to the sidewalk. Make sure the circle touches the straight line.
- Let me show you how to find /p/
in the word jump. I’m going to say the word in slow motion and listen
for the popping /p/. j-j-j-u-u-u-m-m-p-p-p. Yes, I do hear the /p/
sound. Now I’m going to say a few words. When you hear the /p/ sound, I
want you to raise your hand. Read: pen, paper, hit, color, pass,
yellow, tape, grab.
- Now, I’m going to read you a
story called If You Give a Pig a Pancake. In this
story the pig loves pancakes and lots of syrup. He makes a huge mess.
What do you think happens to him when he gets dirty from all the syrup?
Let’s find out. Every time you hear the /p/ sound, pop your fingers
After the reading the
will pass out a sheet with pictures of several objects with the words
underneath the picture. The student is to circle the
picture whose name
/p/ sound in it.
Jager (1990). Beginning to Read: Thinking and Learning
about Print, p.53-55.
Pancakes, Emily Shumock http://www.auburn.edu/academic/education/reading_genie/encounters/shumockel.html