The Clock Goes Tttick Tttick

Emergent Literacy

Sharly Citizen

Rationale: The goal for this lesson is to teach students how to recognize phonemes efficiently in order to read with speed and accuracy. Students will practice /t/ by finding the sound in different words. They will practice by making the sound a clock makes when ticking. I will guide them by demonstrating how to maneuver my mouth to make a /t/ sound.


·         Primary Paper

·         Pencils

·         Picture card with a clock

·         Tongue Tickler card

·         Worksheet

·         Flashcards with /t/ words

Procedure: "Today we are going to learn t=/t/. "I will then demonstrate the sound. "t-t-t-" Now see if you can do it. "The /t/ sounds like a clock ticking." I will show them how to form the /t/ by putting my tongue on the roof of mouth and making the /t/ sound as it falls down.  "When a clock ticks, its hand moves at the same time." Demonstrate hand moving. Now, I am going to say a tongue tickler. If you hear the ticking t, move your hands like a clock Tttodd tttalks ttto Tttimmy on the tttelephone.

Assessment: Next I will individually give them words to see if they can hear the /t/ sound. "Do you hear the /t/ sound in…

·         Cat or Cap

·         Pam or Pat

·         Tall or Fall

·         Lap or Late

·         Fit or Fur

·         Cattle or Cow 

The other children work on a worksheet with different pictures on it. They will draw a line to each picture that starts with /t/.




Wood, Constance. TTTT.....Goes the Clock


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