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 3: The Letter D
Objectives • to strengthen visual recognition of the letter D • to reinforce the ability to recognize the sound of the letter D • to strengthen discrimination between lowercase D and lowercase B • to develop the ability to recognize the sound of D in the initial, medial, and final positions in words
In the Lesson Students are introduced to the sound of the letter D by a folk singer who forgets the words to a familiar song, and uses the sound of D as a substitute. This is followed by an activity on page 1 which provides valuable practice for students who have perceptual or reversal problems. A grid containing both correctly formed and reversed letter D's is presented on this page. The student is directed to find all of the correctly made D's in the grid and circle their numbers. On page 2, a mystery-bag game gives the students practice in listening for the sound of D in the initial, medial, and final positions. Each of the three mystery bags has six objects pictured next to it. For the first bag, the students listen to the names of the objects and determine which names have the letter D in the initial position. They then circle on the mystery bag numbers which correspond to the numbers of those objects. They follow the same procedure on the second and third bags, listening for the sound of D in the medial and final positions, respectively. Page 3 contains a maze that gives further practice in identifying the sound of the letter D in the initial position. By following picture clues that begin with the sound of D, the students find a path through the maze to allow a hungry deer to reach some dandelion greens.