Lesson Plan

Color It Out

Reading simple words can be a lot of work for young learners, but by adding in a cooperative game, everyone wins in this fun filled lesson. Students will be filled with pride as they master how to isolate sounds.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to isolate and pronounce initial, medial, and final sounds by using a method of stretching out words.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(5 minutes)
  • Call students together.
  • Tell students to jump up into the air if the answer to a question is yes. Ask students, "Who likes to play games? Who thinks that they have really good hearing? Who would like to improve their spelling?"
  • After building up a lot of excitement with questions like these, explain to students that today they will be playing a new game that will require them to listen and stretch out words.

Beginning

  • Provide student-friendly definitions of the words "game" and "stretch."

Intermediate

  • Review the letters and letter sounds of the alphabet by singing the alphabet song or using a class alphabet chart.

Related Guided Lesson

Blending 1

5 games
5 printable worksheets
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Grade
kindergarten
Subject Reading & Writing