Lesson plan

Lesson 8 - Exploring Text: Finding Letters in Words (“a” and “t”)

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

Lesson 8 - Exploring Text: Finding Letters in Words (“a” and “t”)

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Daily Learning Targets 

  • Opening A:
    • I can identify the name and sound for the letters I have learned so far (“a” and “t”). 
    • I can look at each consonant and say its sound.
    • I can look at each vowel and say its short sound.
  • Work Time A:
    • I can follow along in a shared text (poem). 
    • I can point to the first word in a sentence.
    • I can point to the last word in a sentence.
    • I can move my finger under the words as I read them on a page, left to right and top to bottom.
  • Work Time B:
    • I can search for letters in a familiar text (poem). 
    • I can recognize uppercase and lowercase “a” and “t” in a printed text.
    • I can identify the names of the letters “a” and “t.”

In advance

  • Prepare enlarged poem: “Alligator and Tern.”
  • Gather materials for independent work rotations (see Independent Work Time).

Vocabulary

  • Lesson-specific: letter, vowel, word
  • Text-specific: alligator, tern

Materials

  • Alphabet anchor chart (introduced in Lesson 5)
  • Keyword Picture Card: “t” (to display; from Lesson 4)
  • Keyword Picture Card: “a” (to display; from Lesson 6)
  • Enlarged poem: “Alligator and Tern” (to display)
  • Pointer (optional)
  • Poem: “Alligator and Tern” (one per student; optional)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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