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 10: The Letters Q and T
Objectives • to strengthen visual recognition of the letters Q and T • to develop the ability to recognize the sound of Qu and of the letter T • to reinforce identification of words containing Qu or T • to develop the ability to recognize the sound of T in the initial, medial, and final positions in words • to teach that the letter Q is almost always followed by U • to develop the ability to recognize the sound of Qu in the initial and medial positions in words
In the Lesson In a humorous dramatization, the letter Q is reminded that he is almost always followed by letter U. Students are then introduced to the letter Q in the initial and medial positions through words and pictures presented on page 1 of the activity sheets. The written activity on page 1 is a puzzle which is incorporated into a queen's crown. The puzzle is divided into 12 irregular shapes. Students are asked to listen to a word and to determine if the word has the sound of Qu in the initial position. If it does, they circle the numeral which corresponds to the word. After assisting the students in checking and correcting their work, the narrator instructs them to color all the shapes containing circled numerals. By following these instructions and then turning the page sideways, the hidden letters Qu can be read on the page. On page 2 the students listen in on a basketball game between the Terrible Tigers and the Powerful Pandas. As the narrator reads the names of each player, students determine which players belong on which team. If a player's name contains the sound of the letter T, students write the corresponding numeral on the line in the Terrible Tigers' box on the page. The Powerful Panda players are those whose names do not have the sound of T in them. On the next page where half-time activities are in progress, students are presented with pictures of six animal mascots and three possible spellings for each picture. To find the correct spelling, they must listen for the position of the sound of T in each word as it is read by the narrator.