I am pumped to post the second free lesson of Reading the Alphabet, my preschool reading curriculum!
My preschooler is doing very well with the lessons we’ve done thus far and I’m amazed at the amount of enthusiasm he has for learning new words and applying his new phonological awareness skills!
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Reading the Alphabet: Letter F
I’ve included a 5-Day lesson plan for letter Ff. On each day, have four activities you can do. You are welcome to do more or less. (I’ve only included four because that’s all NJoy can handle right now.)
Directions for each activity are either on the lesson plan outline or on the activity printable itself. EACH lesson from this curriculum will have similar activities and the lessons are designed to be taught in this order because they build on one another.
LETTER F READING ACTIVITIES
Pocket Chart Ff Reader: There’s also a pocket chart version of the reader to change things up a bit. You can use the black and white or colored Ff picture cards to go with the pocket chart reader. Further directions are on the lesson plan.
SIGHT WORD: THE
THE Sight Word Song: I firmly believe that learning something through song helps memory work stick like nothing else. For example, 22 years ago (in the 7th grade) I learned a song that listed every preposition in alphabetical order…and I can STILL sing it! So, I really wanted to find a song to help NJoy remember each of his sight words in this curriculum. There were so many tunes to pick from, but I went with Mary Had a Little Lamb. You’ll find it in each lesson (with words that have more than one letter).
Sight Word Poke Page: My kiddos totally loved Erica’s poke pages (like the one in this lesson), so I made some for each sight word with permission.
Sight Word Maze (these are similar to Carisa’s alphabet mazes and I also have permission to “copy” her.)
PHONOLOGICAL AWARENESS ACTIVITIES
Sorting F and T Pictures by Initial Sound in the Pocket Chart: Using T pictures from Lesson 1
LETTER F PRINT AWARENESS ACTIVITIES
Fish Print Awareness: I drew the fish, he drew the bubbles. You can make your fish any way you wish-paint, stamp, etc. If you need further directions, you can view my guest post; which gives you a step-by-step guide on how to do this activity.
F is for FRONT of Book: Each time we read a book together, I made a big deal about the front of the book, showing it and saying, “This is the FRONT of the book and FRONT starts with the /f/ sound!” There’s no printable for this activity. We also reviewed that the front of the book has the title (from Lesson 1).
LETTER F FINE MOTOR/WRITING
F is for Fish Tracing Page- this is placed in his Handwriting Notebook so he can do it again any time he’d like
then works on extending patterns with the cards. I start the pattern, he finishes to the end of the sentence strip. He’s almost reached the point that he can create the patterns with no assistance, but not quite yet.
Below are Carisa’s Handwriting pages from her Raising Rock Stars Preschool. They are AWESOME!! (Link is on the lesson plan.)
Tracing Letter Ff in his Handwriting Notebook
LETTER F MATH ACTIVITIES
Letter Ff Grid: Roll the die, count the dots, and place that many manipulatives on the grid. We used foam 3-D shape manipulatives (because foam starts with f) that I found in the $1 bin at Target. I first saw these grids on PreKinders.
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