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 P
- Identify and name the letter P
- Produce the sound for letter P
- Write both upper- and lower-case letter P
- “If You Give a Pig a Pancake” by Laura Numeroff
- Chart paper with Pp and Pig
- P object pictures (pasta, pen, paper, upper-case P, etc.)
- Letter P video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HYfrQkQPc8&feature=plcp) or Heidi Songs letter P video (http://www.heidisongs.com/our-products/details.php?id=69&keywords=Singable_Songs_for_Letters_and_Sounds_DVD)
- Letter P practice writing worksheet (http://www.dltk-teach.com/alphabuddies/trace.htm)
- DLTK P book (http://www.dltk-teach.com/minibooks/p/index.htm)
- Letter P movement card
- Letter P picture sort objects
- Center materials for letter poster, search the room, highlight a letter, ABC egg match
Anticipatory Set: To introduce the lesson the teacher will show students the picture of a pig on the chart paper, Pp will be covered in post-its. The teacher will ask students what it is and what letter they think they will be learning about. They will go over the sound for letter P and what it looks like.
- To begin the lesson the teacher will read the book “If You Give a Pig a Pancake” by Laura Numeroff and have students listen and watch for the letter P.
- After the teacher has read the book they will go over the sound for letter P. Students will then have a chance to add pictures to the chart paper by finding the objects that begin with P out of the basket. For each object they attach to the chart paper they will say then sentence “If you give a pig a _____”, for the object they picked. (Day 1).
- The students will then watch the letter P 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 the students have watched the video, they will do a practice writing sheet for the letter P. (Day 2).
- For more practice on identifying the letter P 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 P video as a refresher on the sounds and letter formation. The centers for letter P include letter poster, search the room, highlight a letter, and ABC egg match. (Day 3)
- Students will then practice identifying the letter P in text as a class by reading a short story on the letter P. They will read the DLTK book as a class but students will have their own copies, where they will highlight the letter P where they find it. (Day 4)
Closure: As a wrap-up and closure for the lesson, students will practice identifying the letter P 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 P, 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 P. 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 P, as well as their participation in class discussions during the picture sort and the reading of . The worksheets that will be turned in to be assessed for completion include the practice writing sheet, letter poster, search the room, and highlight a letter.