Beginning Sound Match

A. Wills
Multiple Subject Teacher

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.

Materials Needed

Construction paper, crayons/markers, glue, pictures (samples provided) – Can alternately use magazines for pictures, scissors

 

Procedure

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)

Closing

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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