Beginning Sound Match
This lesson will allow students to practice both writing names and identifying beginning sounds for common item names.
Grade Level: K - 1st
Subject: English/Language Arts
Length of Time: 30-45 Minutes
Common Core Alignment
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.2.C - Write a letter or letters for most consonant and short-vowel sounds (phonemes).
Objectives & Outcomes
Students should be able to accurately write their first name and identify beginning sounds in familiar items.
Construction paper, crayons/markers, glue, pictures (samples provided) – Can alternately use magazines for pictures, scissors
Opening to Lesson
- Begin by asking students who in the room can spell their name.
- All students should be well versed in this after the first month or so of kindergarten.
- Ask a few students if they will spell their name out loud.
- “Brian, can you spell your name? Good now let’s take it apart. What sound does the B make? Good, now the R?...”
- Continue through at least three names so students understand that each letter makes a separate sound.
Body of Lesson
- Demonstrate to students how they will turn a piece of construction paper lengthwise and write their name one letter at a time with enough space to glue a picture beside the letter.
- Tell students they will choose the pictures to make their letter sounds, each one will be different from other students.
- Allow students to color their chosen pictures and glue them in the appropriate spot.
- (Help struggling students get started by limiting choices if needed)
Have students share their pictures with the class by saying the sound and pictures that match. Display name art.
Assessment & Evaluation
If the student produces a paper with their name and pictures to match beginning sounds then the project will be successful. (I.E. B – Bear R – Rice I – Ice A – Ant N – Nut)
Modification & Differentiation
Special needs students may be given a selection of pictures instead of choosing from all available pictures.
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