Need extra help for EL students? Try the Listening for Beginning Blends pre-lesson.
Students will be able to identify and spell words with beginning consonant blends.
- Introduce the lesson by gathering the class together for a read aloud.
- Display the cover and tell the class the title of the book The Very Grouchy Ladybug.
- Write the word "grouchy" on the board and underline the letters gr.
- Explain that today the class will be learning about consonant blends at the beginning of words. Remind students that consonants are the letters of the alphabet that are not vowels.
- Define consonant blends as two or more consonants at the beginning of a word whose sounds blend together. Refer back to "grouchy" as an example.
- Connect to students prior knowledge by reviewing feeling words using visual aids to support understanding.
- Invite students to turn and talk to a partner to share a time when they felt "grouchy" and what grouchy might look like on their faces or bodies.