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How Does it End?

This is a great lesson for students to practice identifying the ending sounds in words and connecting those sounds to specific letters in the alphabet! This can be used as a stand alone or support lesson for the **Ending Notes** lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Ending Notes lesson plan.



Students will be able to identify ending letters and the sounds they make.


Students will be able to identify the ending sound in grade-level words using visual supports.


(3 minutes)
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  • Display the vocabulary card or object of a car (toy car) and have the class say the word aloud with you (""car""). Then say the word again, this time emphasizing the ending sound using a movement (e.g. pumping your fist down) as you say the /r/ sound at the end.
  • Repeat this time having the students repeat after you chorally and matching your movements at the ending sound.
  • Explain that you just found the ending sound in the word car /r/ which is the letter R (point to the letter on a classroom alphabet chart). Tell the class that today they will practice listening for and saying the ending sounds in words.

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