LESSON 10B: Make a Short “a” Book
Students make a mini book using the words collected on the chart from the previous lesson with short “a” words.
GRADE LEVEL EXPECTATIONS
R1B: Develop ability to hear and say separate sounds (phonemes) in words (phonemic awareness): produce rhyming words, isolate consonant sounds, blend onset and rime and blend spoken phonemes.
R1C: Develop alphabet and phonics knowledge by demonstrating awareness that letters represent sounds (phonics) and a string of letters represent words, name most letters, say sounds associated with most letters, and write letters that goes with spoken sounds.
§ Sources of Literature
§ Handouts provided
§ Words to know
Make mental notes to be recorded later of students’ participation during the activity. At the end of this lesson, record your observations of students’ development to hear and say separate sounds in words and/ or awareness that a string of letters represent a word. Collected papers can be added to the student’s portfolio. Notes from this observation and others can be used to rate each student using the checklist at the end of this unit.
1. Gather in the read-aloud area and gain attention by using a class signal.
2. Review the words on the chart. Review that a makes the short /a/ sound in these words.
What is this word?
What sound do you hear at the beginning of this word?
3. Students brainstorm other words that begin with the short /a/ and list on the chart paper. Read the words on list.
4. Make a mini book. Give each student a piece of paper folded in half and in half again (hamburger fold) so there are four pages.
5. Students write and illustrate one short a word in each box for a total of four. Collect papers when students are finished.