- objects that begin with the /r/ sound
- objects that do not begin with the /r/ sound
- picture of a ramp
English Language Arts/Foundational Skills/RF.PK.MA.2.c: Identify the initial sound of a spoken word and, with guidance and support, generate several other words that have the same initial sound.
Head Start Outcomes:
Literacy Knowledge/Alphabet Knowledge: Recognizes that letters of the alphabet have distinct sound(s) associated with them.
Literacy Knowledge/Alphabet Knowledge: Attends to the beginning letters and sounds in familiar words.
PreK Learning Guidelines:
English Language Arts/Reading and Literature 8: Listen to, identify, and manipulate language sounds to develop auditory discrimination and phonemic awareness.
Learn About Letter Sounds Together: Bag of Sounds (/r/)
ELA Focus Skills: Phonological Awareness, Speaking and Listening
Play a sound game to review the letter sound /r/. Guide children to listen to and recognize the /r/ sound at the beginning of familiar words. Say the word ramp slowly, emphasizing the initial /r/ sound. Ask, What sound do you hear at the beginning of the word r-r-r-ramp?
- Display small items that begin with the /r/ sound. Also display a few items that do not begin with the /r/ sound. Ask children to name each item. For each, ask, Does this object begin with the /r/ sound?
- Show children a bag with a picture of a ramp on it. Tell children that the things that begin with the /r/ sound go in the bag.
- Hold up the rock and ask, Does the word rock begin with the same sound as the word ramp? Say, r-r-r-amp, r-r-r-ock. Yes, the word rock begins with the /r/ sound. So, that goes in the bag.
- Ask children to pick up an object, name it, and say whether it belongs in the bag. Continue until all the items have been sorted.