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The Letter of the Day: B
Students will be able to sound out, write, and recognise the letter b.
- Ask students to think about the alphabet. Have them share what they know about the alphabet with a partner.
- Show the Sesame Street letter of the day clip to the class.
- Explain that today you will be learning about one of the first letters of the alphabet, the letter B.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling(5 minutes)
- Tell the students that there are 26 letters that we use to read and write words, when we put the letters together in a certain order we call this the Alphabet.
- Explain that each of the letters in the alphabet make a special sound and we use that sound when we read and write words.
- Write the letter B on the board and explain that today students will learn about the second letter in the alphabet, the letter B!
- Say the letter B sound aloud and name a few B words for the students to hear it used in a few different words.
- Explain that in the alphabet, each letter has an uppercase and lowercase way to write it, or a big/little way to write the letter.
- Demonstrate how to write both the upper and lowercase B.
Guided practise(10 minutes)
- Invite students to practise drawing the uppercase letter B in the air with their fingers, then have them trace the uppercase letter B onto the rug or floor. Repeat with the lowercase letter B. * Have students turn and talk to a partner to share words that start with the B sound. Record the words and draw small accompanying pictures on chart paper for students to reference later in the lesson.
Independent working time(20 minutes)
- Pass out the Alphabet practise B worksheet and have students practise writing the letter B.
- Have students turn the papers over and draw five things that start with B.
- Provide students with objects that begin with the letter B.
- Have them practise tracing the letter B using the Letter B Tracing practise.
- Encourage students to utilize the class B chart when thinking of words that begin with the letter B.
- Have students draw pictures of 10 things that begin with the letter B.
- For students who finish early, have them complete the Review Beginning Sounds B and D worksheet.
- Assess how students are writing the upper and lowercase letter B and coming up with words that start with B.
Review and closing(5 minutes)
- As a class, go over the B words that students came up.
- Add the new words to the classroom anchor chart.