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 S
- Identify and name the letter S
- Produce the sound for letter S
- Write both upper- and lower-case letter S
- “Smelly Socks” by Robert Munsch
- Paper socks
- S object pictures (soap, stone, soup, etc.)
- Letter S video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4arL1r_aA94) or Heidi Songs letter S video (http://www.heidisongs.com/our-products/details.php?id=69&keywords=Singable_Songs_for_Letters_and_Sounds_DVD)
- Letter S practice writing worksheet (http://www.dltk-teach.com/alphabuddies/trace.htm)
- DLTK S book (http://www.dltk-teach.com/minibooks/s/index.htm)
- Letter S movement card
- Letter S picture sort objects
- Center materials for letter poster, highlight a letter, alphabet maze, sand/gel writing
Anticipatory Set: To introduce the lesson the teacher will give each student a paper sock as they go to the rug. They will ask students what letter they think they will be learning about, and go over the sound for letter S and what it looks like.
- To begin the lesson the teacher will read the book “Smelly Socks” by Rober Munsch and have students listen and watch for the letter S.
- After the teacher has read the book they will go over the sound for letter S and what it looks like. Students will then practice making the sound and identifying upper- and lower-case letter S by adding objects to their socks and putting them in the washing machine. Each student will have a chance to come up and pick an object to attach to their sock, and put it in the basket which is the washing machine. (Day 1)
- The students will then watch the letter S 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 S. (Day 2).
- For more practice on identifying the letter S 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 S video as a refresher on the sounds and letter formation. The centers for letter S include letter poster, highlight a letter, alphabet maze, and sand/gel writing. (Day 3)
- Students will then practice identifying the letter D in text as a class by reading a short story on the letter S. They will read the DLTK book as a class but students will have their own copies, where they will highlight the letter S where they find it. (Day 4)
Closure: As a wrap-up and closure for the lesson, students will practice identifying the letter S 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 S, 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 S. 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 S, 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, highlight a letter, and alphabet maze.