Lesson Plan

Reading is Fun

Independent Reading and Letter and Sound Recognition

Students will be able to know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

English Language Arts
English Language Learning
Grades Pre-K – K
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Teacher Notes
Student Notes

1 Hook

Students will be introduced to their entire alphabet, one letter at a time, introducing the letter, its phonetic sound, and showing an interactive image of an object that begins with the letter.


2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Presenting
  • Each students will be given a different letter of the alphabet.
  • The children will practice saying their letter and the sound that it makes.
  • Each child will draw and least five pictures of words that start with their letter.
  • When they are finished they will come up and present their letter to the class, and give examples of words that start with that letter.
  • When everybody has presented they will all come to the front of the classroom and put all of the letters in alphabetical order from A to Z.

3 Guided Practice

  • Kids choose from Super Why characters, and get to choose from five different games that are lead by a different character.

                 Children will identify letters by their names or the sounds that they make.

                 They will see words that contain or start with those letters.

  • Students can practice writing letters.
  • Children can sing along wtih a few alphabet songs.

4 Independent Practice

Students will learn to put the letters together to spell a word and they will see a picture to represent the word and its meaning. When they have completed their word contructions they will be assessed by getting a number of stars from one to three.

5 Wrap Up

Students will enter a letter in blank spaces to complete a word. Once they have completed many words they can start to form their very on first sentences. Once the students are done with that activity, the teacher will read a story to the students and the class will follow along together. Students, on their journey to reading will be able to understand that letters make up words, words make up sentences, and sentences make up stories.