English Language Arts/Speaking and Listening/SL.PK.MA.1a: Observe and use appropriate ways of interacting in a group (e.g., taking turns in talking, listening to peers, waiting to speak until another person is finished talking, asking questions and waiting for an answer, gaining the floor in appropriate ways).
English Language Arts/Foundational Skills/RF.PK.MA.3.c: Recognize one’s own name and familiar common signs and labels (e.g., STOP).
Head Start Outcomes:
Social Emotional Development/Self-Regulation: Follows simple rules, routines, and directions.
Language Development/Receptive Language: Attends to language during conversations, songs, stories, or other learning experiences.
Literacy Knowledge/Phonological Awareness: Identifies and discriminates between separate syllables in words.
PreK Learning Guidelines:
English Language Arts/Language 1: Observe and use appropriate ways of interacting in a group (taking turns in talking; listening to peers; waiting until someone is finished; asking questions and waiting for an answer; gaining the floor in appropriate ways).
English Language Arts/Reading and Literature 12: Listen to, recite, sing, and dramatize a variety of age-appropriate literature.
Watch Together: “Doo Wop (short e)” (BTL clip)
ELA Focus Skills: Active Viewing, Active Listening, Letter Recognition, Phonological Awareness
Tell children that they are going to watch the video Between the Lions “Doo Wop (short e)” about the letter sound /e/.
Show the video clip. Help children understand that the singers are using the letter sound /e/ to make music.
Play the video again and invite children to sing along with the “Doo Wops” as they sing the short /e/ sound.
Educator Tip: If you have children who have a long “Ee” in their names (e.g., Eve, Elia), you may want to explain that the letter “Ee” sometimes makes the sound you hear in elephant, but other times it makes the sound you hear in eagle.