Lesson Plan

Read, Read, Read!

Get your students ready for reading using this fun phonemic awareness lesson plan focused on the letter M!
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify the m sound phonetically and written as the letter M. Students will be able to choose objects that start with the m sound.

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

Introduction

(2 minutes)
Letter Sounds: MMy Animal Alphabet Chart
  • Call students together.
  • Display the cover of the text Millie Waits for the Mail to the class. Ask the students to identify the animals in the picture (cow, chickens).
  • Say, “Today we are going to read a book about a cow named Millie. What sound do you hear in the beginning of her name? Let’s all say it together: mmm, Millie. This is the sound the letter M makes.”

Beginning

  • Preview the read-aloud by going on a picture walk.
  • Provide visuals of different farm animals and share their names in both English and student home language (L1) if possible.

Intermediate

  • Provide students visuals of different farm animals and have them pair share with a peer what they notice about the animals.