LESSON 8B: Making More Words with “at”
Students make words with the “at” rime.
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
o Supplies from lesson 6B (enough supplies for children to use in groups)
o Chart from previous lesson
o Chart paper
o White board
§ Handouts provided
§ Words to know
Make mental notes of students’ participation during the activity, which will be recorded later in anecdotal notes and on a checklist of all unit objectives. 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. Notes from this observation and others can be used to rate each student using the checklist at the end of this unit.
Repeat lesson from 7B
1. Gather in the read-aloud area and gain attention by using a class signal.
2. Use the chart created in the previous lesson. Review that at makes the /at/ sound and usually when you see it in a word you will say /at/.
What is this word?
What sound do you hear at the end of this word?
3. Review expectations on how to work in small groups.
4. In small groups students make words with the cards or cubes for approximately five to 10 minutes. Give each group several at index cards or cubes and several cards or cubes with consonant letters. Students create words out of the cards or cubes.
5. Students record the words they create on paper or on white boards.
6. Gather back in a large group as students share some of the words they created in their small groups. Write on chart paper to hang in the classroom as a resource. Chant words as you highlight the “at” in each word.
7. List new words on chart with at words from previous lesson.
Another activity is for students to move to make words. One student has a card with at and another student has a card with a letter. Make an outside circle with the students holding “at” cards and an inside circle with the students holding one letter. The inside circle moves as the music plays and stops when the music stops. The students move next to each other and see what word they could make with the two cards.