Lesson Plan

Read with Beads

Build words with this fun lesson for emergent readers. Using beads and pipe cleaners, your students will enjoy working with manipulatives to create three- and four-letter words!
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Hands On Reading and So Many Sounds in a CVC Word pre-lessons.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Hands On Reading and So Many Sounds in a CVC Word pre-lessons.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to isolate a three-letter word into its three sounds and write three-letter CVC words.

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

Introduction

(5 minutes)
  • Draw three squares (or circles, depending on the shape of your beads) on the board and write the letters "B," "A," and "T" in the shapes to form the word bat.
  • Tell students that the word is bat and that there are three sounds in the word.
  • Cover up all letters except B and say the sound for b. Explain that this is the initial, or beginning sound of the word and it is a consonant. Remind students what consonants are.
  • Do the same with the two remaining letters. Tell students that a is the medial vowel sound and that t is the final consonant sound.

Beginning

  • Preview any unknown or potentially confusing words for ELs before you begin using visuals such as pictures or objects.

Intermediate

  • Provide a classroom alphabet chart with images that correspond to each letter sound to reference as you go over each letter in the word.