Subject: Reading & Language
Grade Level: Kindergarten
Time Frame: 45 min.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.1D-Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
Phonics and Word Recognition
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.3a Demonstrate basic knowledge of letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or most frequent sound for each consonant.
Conventions of Standard English
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.1a Print many upper- and lowercase letters.
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.2c Write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds (phonemes).
- CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.2 Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
Topic: Letter B
- Identify and name the letter B
- Produce the sound for letter B
- Write both upper- and lower-case letter B
- “The Berenstains’ B Book”
- “B” objects from the book (blue bowl, bubbles, brown bear,etc.)
- Letter B video ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0AHqDXqQpM) or Heidi Songs letter B video ( http://www.heidisongs.com/our-products/details.php?id=69&keywords=Singable_Songs_for_Letters_and_Sounds_DVD)
- Letter B practice writing worksheet (http://www.dltk-teach.com/alphabuddies/trace.htm)
- DLTK B Book (http://www.dltk-teach.com/minibooks/b/index.htm)
- Letter B movement card
- Letter B picture sort objects
- Center materials for letter poster, playdough letters, which letter will win, rice pan search
Anticipatory Set: To introduce the lesson students will search for a ticket to the rug at their table. Each table will have a object from the “Berenstains’ B Book” as well as other random objects. In order for their table to come to the rug, students must find the B object and tell the teacher what it is. When students are at the rug, the teacher will go over the sound for the letter B, and what the letter B looks like. Students will be told to listen for their object during the story.
- To begin the lesson the teacher will read “The Berenstains‘ B Book”, telling students to listen for the letter B and where their B object is in the book.
- After the teacher has read the book, students will have a chance to identify and find the letter B in the book. They will be given a pointer to show where the letter B is on a page, each student will have a turn as the teacher goes through the book. (Day 1)
- The students will then watch the B video to practice making the sound and learn how to write the upper- and lower-case letter. While the video is showing how to write the letter, students will “air write” the letter at the rug.
- After students have watched the video, they will do a practice writing sheet for the letter B. (Day 2)
- For more practice on identifying the letter B as well as forming both upper- and lower-case letters, students will do center rotations. Each center will be 10 minutes long, with 5 minutes of directions before-hand as a class. Before the students visit the centers they will watch the letter B video as a refresher on the sounds and letter formation. The centers for letter B include letter poster, playdough letters, which letter will win, and rice pan search. (Day 3)
- Students will then practice identifying the letter B in text as a class by reading a short story on the letter B. They will read the DLTK book as a class but students will have their own copies, where they will highlight the letter B where they find it. (Day 4)
Closure: As a wrap-up and closure for the lesson, students will practice identifying the letter B and the sounds by doing a class picture sort at the rug. The teacher will fill a bin with objects that begin with the letter B, as well as ones that do not. Each student will have a chance to pick an object out of the bin that begins with the letter B. At this time the teacher will also give students a chance to share their alphabet search object for that week (see lesson introduction for instructions). Once students have had a chance to share, the teacher will introduce the letter movement for that week. (Day 5)
Formative Assessment: Students will be assessed based on their completed worksheets for the letter B, as well as their participation in class discussions during the picture sort and the reading of “ The Berenstains’ B Book”. The worksheets that will be turned in to be assessed for completion include the writing practice sheet, letter poster, and which letter will win.