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Lesson 16 - Getting to Know Letters (Part 1)

teaches Common Core State Standards RF.K.3.a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RF/K/3/a
teaches Common Core State Standards RF.K.3 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RF/K/3
teaches Common Core State Standards RF.K.1.d http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RF/K/1/d
teaches Common Core State Standards RF.K.1.b http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RF/K/1/b
teaches Common Core State Standards RF.K.1.a http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RF/K/1/a
teaches Common Core State Standards RF.K.1 http://corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/RF/K/1

Lesson 16 - Getting to Know Letters (Part 1)

To learn more about this lesson, read the Lesson 16 Overview found under the Additional Materials tab.

Daily Learning Targets

  • Opening A:
    • I can follow along in a shared text (poem).
    • I can count the number of words in a sentence.
    • I can point to the first word in a sentence.
    • I can point to the last word in a sentence.
    • I can point to words in a text.
    • I can move my finger under words as I read them on a page, left to right and top to bottom.
  • Work Time A and B:
    • I can identify the name and sound for the letters “c” and “n.” 
    • I can identify the name of each uppercase letter.
    • I can look at each consonant and say its sound.

In advance

  • Prepare:
    • Enlarged poem: “My Cat, Noodles” (or write on chart paper/poster)
    • Poetry notebooks:
      • Each student needs a spiral or composition book with a copy of the poem glued or taped inside, or else a loose copy of the poem in a plastic sleeve
    • Snapshot Assessment (optional; one per student)
  • Gather materials for differentiated small group instruction (see Differentiated Small Groups: Work with Teacher).

Vocabulary

  • Lesson- specific: keyword

Materials

  • Enlarged poem: “My Cat, Noodles” (to display; can be handwritten on chart paper)
  • Large pointer (optional; for teacher to point to words in poem as the class recites)
  • Poetry notebooks (one per student)
  • Poem: “My Cat, Noodles” (one per student in poetry notebooks)
  • Keyword Picture Cards: “c” and “n” (one of each for teacher to display)
  • Articulatory Gestures Chart (to post)
  • Snapshot Assessment (optional; one per student)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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