August 13, 2015
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by Sharon Schellenberg
Lesson Plan:

Henry Had a Hat: The Letter H

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Students will be able to read and write words that begin with H.

(10 minutes)
  • Play and sing along to the Animals ABC Song.
  • Tell your students to guess the letter of the day with the following prompts: something you wear on your head (hat), something you live in (house), and something horses like to eat (hay).
  • Invite your students to think of some other words that begin with H.
(10 minutes)
  • Tell your students to make the /h/ sound.
  • Invite a student to write an uppercase H on the board.
  • Invite a student to write a lowercase h on the board.
  • Read aloud the the Henry Had a Hat poem.
  • Tell your students to raise their hand whenever they hear a word that begins with /h/.
  • Read the silly poem with emphasis on the /h/ words.
  • Tell your students to arrange themselves in a learning circle.
  • Hand out copies of the Henry Had a Hat poem.
  • Tell your students to track the words as you read the poem again.
(10 minutes)
  • Tell your students to look for some h-words in the poem as you sound them out.
  • Sound out the word "hog" by slowly making the individual sounds in the word.
  • Tell your students to put their finger on the word when they find it in the poem.
  • Repeat this with the following words: H-A-T, H-O-G, H-E-N, H-A-Y, H-A-D.
  • Quickly hand out highlighters.
  • Tell your students to find and highlight the /h/ words.
  • Invite your students to read some of the words they highlighted.
  • Invite your students to read the poem with you as they track the words.
(15 minutes)
  • Show your students the Alphabet Practice: H worksheet.
  • Tell your students to trace the dotted letters and then write six uppercase and six lowercase letters on the lines provided.
  • Tell your students to draw and label two things that begin with /h/ in the squares provided.
  • Ask your students to raise their hands if they have questions about the assignment.
  • Distribute the worksheet and have students complete it.
  • Enrichment: Advanced students can be asked to write some /h/ words on the backs of their worksheets for extra practice.
  • Support: Give simple clues to struggling students as they work.
(5 minutes)
  • During Guided Practice, look for students who are following directions and participating.
  • During Independent Working time, look for students who are following directions and focusing on their own work.
  • Your students should be able to trace the letters and then write their own on the lines.
  • Your students should be able to read the labels on the worksheet to you.
(10 minutes)
  • Invite your students to read their words to each other.
  • Do a call and respond: What does H-O-G spell? How do you spell it?
  • Repeat the call and respond with the following words: hat, hen, hay, and had.

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