- Kindergarten, First Grade
- Reading, ESL
- 65 minutes
This lesson, which features The Eye Book by Theo Lesieg, will keep young learners engaged with scavenger hunt activities that test their observational skills.
Students will be able to identify the phonetic sounds of different letters in the alphabet.
Introduction (5 minutes)
- Tell the students that today, they're going to be reading a book about what they see.
- Tell them, "You will have to use your eyes to find certain objects after we finish reading the story."
Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (10 minutes)
- Read The Eye Book to the students. After you've finished reading, ask them if they can remember anything they saw in the book.
- Ask them to sound out the beginning letters of the objects they've seen.
Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (25 minutes)
- Tell the students that they are going on a scavenger hunt inside the classroom. Follow the directions to the Phonics Scavenger Hunt activity.
Independent Working Time (10 minutes)
- Let the students write down on a piece of paper the objects they've found during the scavenger hunt.
- They can also illustrate their data recordings.
- Enrichment: Have students above level search for consonant blends as opposed to beginning letters. Have them complete the Consonant Blend Scavenger Hunt instead.
- Support: For students below level, you might not need to cut out pictures from magazines during the Phonics Scavenger Hunt activity. Instead, find and record the objects they find during the activity. If students cannot write or spell by themselves yet, let them draw as an explanation.
Assessment (5 minutes)
- Give your students a letter, and tell your students to tell you names of objects that start with that letter.
- Ask them to spell out the names if they can.
Review and Closing (10 minutes)
- Ask students what they understand by "beginning letters."
- Ask your students to sound out the phonetic sounds of all the letters in the alphabet.