Lesson Plan

Switch That Sound!

Kindergarteners will learn how to make new words by changing the first letter of a familiar word. Watch students practice their reading, writing, and spelling skills in this lesson.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to add or change a letter in a one syllable word to make a new word.


(5 minutes)
  • Review word families with your students. You can tell them that a word family is a group of words that end with the same sound but start with different letters.
  • Show examples of word families to tap into students’ prior knowledge (e.g. a word family chart created in a previous lesson).
  • Ask your students, “Why do you think we learn about word families?” Possible answers might include to spell more words, to help us read, etc.