- letter card "e" (1 for each child)
English Language Arts/Speaking and Listening/SL.PK.MA.2: Recall information for short periods of time and retell, act out, or represent information from a text read aloud, a recording, or a video (e.g., watch a video about birds and their habitats and make drawings or constructions of birds and their nests).
English Language Arts/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:
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: “What’s Your Name? (e)” (BTL clip)
ELA Focus Skills: Active Viewing, Letter Recognition, Name Recognition, Speaking and Listening
Before You Watch
Tell children that they are going to watch a video about names with the letter “Ee.”
Set a viewing focus by having children look for the letter “Ee” in each name that comes on the screen.
Distribute the letter cards and explain to children that you want them to hold up the letter card each time they see the letter "e" appear on the screen.
After You Watch
After viewing, ask children if any of the names in the video were names of children in their group.
Replay the video. Encourage children to say each name along with the video. Invite children to sing, clap, or move along to the music as they say the names.