Lesson Plan

Starting to Read

Use this alphabet-focused lesson plan to teach your ELs all about beginning letter sounds.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Read, Read, Read!lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Read, Read, Read!lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to identify the beginning letter sound of a word.

Language

Students will be able to identify and generate the beginning sound in a grade-level word using visual supports.

Introduction

(3 minutes)
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  • Introduce the lesson by gathering the students together.
  • Write the letter R on the board and say, "This is the letter R. Let's practice writing this letter in the air with our fingers. Start at the top and follow my finger."
  • Point to the letter and say, "Let's look at some pictures of things that start with this letter. R says /r/ the same sound as (display: rat/rabbit). Can you think of some other things that also start with the same sound (/r/)?"
  • Tell students to turn and talk to share their ideas with a partner.
  • Ask pairs to share their words using the sentence frame: "________ starts with the /r/ sound."
  • Record words on the board (draw basic pictures of each word for reference if able).

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preschool
Subject Reading & Writing