Lesson 6B: Working with “at”
Categorize words according to the “at” family.
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.
§ Source of Literature
o The Hat by Jan Brett
o A copy of the book, The Hat by Jan Brett
o Onset and rime cubes or magnet letters
o Chart paper
§ 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 who participated in this activity. 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. Use the book, The Hat, and write the word “hat” on chart paper, white board, etc…
3. Point to “hat” on the book and on the chart paper and ask the students to read the word.
4. Explain that at makes the /at/ sound and usually when you see it in a word you will say /at/.
5. Model how to make a new “at” word by using the cards, the cubes or the magnet letters. Have enough supplies to make several “at” words.
6. Encourage students to suggest letters to use to make more “at” words.
7. List words created on chart paper.