July 13, 2018
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by Jasmine Gibson

EL Support Lesson

Linking Letter Sounds

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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Phonics With The Very Hungry Caterpillar lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Phonics With The Very Hungry Caterpillar lesson plan.
Academic

Students will have a basic understanding of metamorphosis and be able to recognize the /c/ sound.

Language

Students will be able to identify the beginning sound in grade level words with uppercase and lowercase letters using visual aides.

(5 minutes)
  • Display the images or objects beginning with the letter C.
  • Ask the students to turn and talk to a partner to identify the name of each object or image.
(10 minutes)
  • Explain that all of these things begin with the same sound, and the same letter--the letter C.
(10 minutes)
  • Explain that all of these things begin with the same sound, and the same letter--the letter C.
  • Write the uppercase and lowercase C on the board.
  • Ask the students to practice writing the letter C in the air with their fingers while saying the hard C sound aloud.
  • Pass out the Alphabet Practice C worksheet and have the students practice writing the letter C on their own.
  • Have the students turn and talk to a partner to think of other words that begin with the same sound.
  • Have students return to the worksheet and draw pictures of other words beginning with the letter C.
  • Tell the class that today they will be learning about a special insect that starts with the letter C, called a caterpillar.
(13 minutes)
  • Read aloud the book Are You a Butterfly? By Judy Allen
  • Pause as you read to note the word "caterpillar" and have the students say it with you.
  • After reading, ask the students if they can remember what happened to the caterpillar in the book. Prompt students with the sentence starter, "First ____. Then, ____. Finally, ____."
  • Review the metamorphosis process with the students, providing student friendly word definitions using the glossary and visual vocabulary cards as reference materials.
(10 minutes)
  • Pass out the One, Two, Three worksheet for students to complete independently.
  • Ask the students to circle the image that begins with the letter C.

Beginning

  • Provide additional objects or images that begin with the letter C for students to identify and use on their worksheets.

Advanced

  • Ask students to identify additional words beginning with the letter C.
(5 minutes)
  • Ask students to share their C words with a partner.
  • Collect student work samples and assess whether students drew pictures that begin with the letter C.
  • Check student work to assess if students were able to correctly order the life cycle of a butterfly.
(2 minutes)
  • Review the life cycle of a butterfly.
  • Ask students to say the word "caterpillar" aloud and remind them that caterpillar begins with the letter C.

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