Watch Together: “Word Morph: yell–yellow–yo-yo” (BTL clip)

  • word cards (words with and without “y”)

MA Standards:

Foundational Skills/RF.PK.MA.1.d: Recognize and name some uppercase letters of the alphabet and the lowercase letters in one’s own name.

Head Start Outcomes:

Language Development/Receptive Language: Attends to language during conversations, songs, stories, or other learning experiences.

Literacy Knowledge/Alphabet Knowledge: Recognizes that the letters of the alphabet are a special category of visual graphics that can be individually named.

PreK Learning Guidelines:

English Language Arts/Reading and Literature 7: Develop familiarity with the forms of alphabet letters, awareness of print, and letter forms.

Watch Together: “Word Morph: yell–yellow–yo-yo” (BTL clip)

ELA Focus Skills: Active Listening, Active Viewing, Fine Motor Skills, Gross Motor Skills, Vocabulary

Before You Watch
Tell children they will be watching a short clip about the letter “Yy,” Between the Lions  “Word Morph: yell–yellow–yo-yo.” 

Remind children how to make their arms into a "y" shape by putting their forearms together and spreading out their hands. Practice with children.

As You Watch
Play the video and have children look for the “y” in each word. Say, Every time you see the letter "y" on the screen, make a "y" shape with your arms.

After You Watch
Hold up “Yy” word cards and say, This time, when you see me hold up a card with the letter "y," make a letter "y" with your arms again.

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