Can You Hear a Who?
Students will be able to identify different common sounds.
Introduction (5 minutes)
- Tell the students that they will be listening to a story.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (20 minutes)
- Read Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss to the students.
- Ask them who makes a louder sound/noise: Horton the Elephant or the little Whos?
- Explain to them that larger objects typically make louder noises.
Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (20 minutes)
- Follow the activity instructions, and have the students go on a Sound Scavenger Hunt.
Independent Working Time (25 minutes)
- Have the students draw a person, an animal, or an object of choice on a piece of paper.
- Once the students are done with their drawings, have them place the paper face down on their desks.
- Have them take turns making sounds to match the illustrations. The one who can correctly guess the most answers wins!
- Enrichment: Allow above level students to complete The Science of Sound as an extra activity.
- Support: For below level students, continue drilling them on the different sounds using flashcards or drawings.
Assessment (10 minutes)
- Replay the different sounds on your tape recorder or cellphone.
- Have the students identify the object, person, or animal.
Review and Closing (10 minutes)
- Talk about the book you read at the beginning of class.
- Ask the class for their opinions on Horton Hears a Who. Ask, "What do you think the Whos sound like?"