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Initial sound fluency

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Activity Type: Introduce
Activity Form: Standard
Grade: K, 1
Group Size: Individual, Small Group, Large Group, Whole Class
Length: 15 minutes
Materials: Individual student letter cards, Full size letter cards
Goal: Given a word, the student can sound out the first letter in the word.
Items: Beginning letter sounds in simple words (cat, mat, etc.)

What to do

  1. Prepare a list of simple words whose beginning letter sounds you want your students to practice. When you are ready to begin, you can either form the words using letter cards or by writing them on the chalkboard.
  2. Show the word to your students. C-a-t. Can someone say the first sound in this word? When a student has responded correctly, ask the class to echo the sound with you. Elongate the sound as you say it together.
  3. Move on to the other words on your list. You may wish to note students who have trouble or letter sounds that are not clear for your students in an Activity Log.

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About this activity

This lesson was implemented from the Reading First program. I teach at P.S. 81 in Brooklyn, located in District 16.

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