Improve visual and audio recognition of all consonant letters and increase recall of consonants and their sounds. Lively humorous stories, special sound effects, games, rhymes, puzzles, secret messages and illustrations heighten interest. Ideal for individuals and small groups, Consonants on Parade lessons are self-directing and self correcting enabling students to work through out the lessons independently, with private evaluation.
Lesson 1: The Letter B
• to strengthen visual recognition of the letter B
• to develop the ability to recognize the sound of the letter B
• to provide practice in discriminating visually between lowercase B and lowercase D
• to reinforce identification of words containing the letter B
• to develop the ability to recognize the sound of B in the initial, medial, and final positions in words
In this lesson, students accept the "mission" to learn and practice the skills needed to read words with the letter B in them.
The activity on page 1 provides valuable practice for students who have perceptual or reversal problems. A grid containing both correctly formed and reversed letter B's is presented, and students are directed to circle only the letter B's that are made correctly. After checking and correcting their work with the help of the narrator, students are told to color the boxes containing reversed B's. The colored boxes should form a large X. Next, students repeat a tongue twister which is illustrated at the bottom of the page. This activity reinforces aural and visual recognition of B in the initial position.
On page 2, students listen to the names of 15 objects pictured at the top of the page, and circle the numbers of those objects whose names contain the sound of the letter B. They then shade in the corresponding numbered shapes in a puzzle at the bottom of the page. If all work is completed correctly, a large capital B will appear in the puzzle.
The exercise on page 3 reinforces the student's ability to recognize the sound of B in the initial, medial, or final position in a word. As the narrator reads a list of eight words, the student indicates the position of the letter sound by shading in one of the three circles for each word.