Lesson Plan

Letter Roll Reading: Blending Sounds

Read and roll! This interactive game can be used as an engaging activity or an assessment tool that allows you to easily monitor your students’ ability to blend phonemes together to create words.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to blend letter sounds together to create basic words.

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

(10 minutes)
Kindergarten Letter Roll Reading Game
  • Ask students the following questions: How do you make a word? Have them think-pair-share their response, and guide them to the understanding that letters, that represent sounds, make up words when we put them in particular sequences.
  • Explain to the students that they will be playing a fun game using letter sounds to create words.
  • Get out your alphabet cards, and choose a card.
  • Hold the letter up and ask your students to make the sound of the letter. For example, if you have the letter S, ask your students to make the *s *sound.
  • Repeat this process a few times, picking different letter cards.
  • Write the letters A, C, T, and S on the board.
  • Ask a student to volunteer to figure out a word using the letters on the board.

Beginning

  • Review the alphabet and letter sounds using a classroom alphabet chart.

Intermediate

  • Say the letter sound aloud and have students repeat the sound after you chorally.
  • Have students turn and talk to share a word that begins with each letter.