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 4: The Letters H, F, and J
Objectives • to strengthen visual recognition of the letters H, F, and J • to reinforce the ability to associate the letters H, F, and J with their sounds • to reinforce identification of words containing H, F or J • to develop the ability to recognize the sound of F in the initial, medial, and final positions in words • to develop the ability to recognize the sound of the letter J in the initial position • to develop the ability to recognize the sound of H in the initial and medial positions in words • to promote understanding that the letter H is always silent in the final position In the Lesson Letter H, the letter with the "laugh" sound, is the first of three consonants presented in this lesson. At the top of page 1, students are introduced to the letter H through a series of words and pictures. They listen for its sound in the initial and medial positions and to silent H in the final position. The exercise at the bottom of the page reinforces recognition of the sound of H. The students hear a baseball game in progress. The Hometown Hustlers are getting their last chance to come from behind and beat the Hayville Hurricanes. Words, instead of baseballs, are hurled by the Hurricanes' pitcher. The students can win the game for the Hustlers if they can correctly identify which words have the sound of H. They do so by circling the numerals on the base paths which correspond to the number of each word containing the sound of H. Letter F and its sound are introduced on page 2. Students are given practice in aural identification of the sound of F in the initial, medial, and final positions. The format of a television game show is used as the narrator reads the names of prizes which are illustrated on the page. The name of each prize contains the letter F in the initial, medial, or final position. The narrator instructs the students to write the number of the prize on door 1 pictured at the top of the page if they hear the sound of F at the beginning of the name. Doors 2 and 3 are used for prizes whose names have F in the medial and final positions, respectively.
The voice of Jolly Jerry, the "jet-powered disc jockey," introduces the letter J and its sound. Jolly Jerry reinforces identification of the J sound by reporting results of a listeners' poll on which of the rock music groups pictured on page 3* is the most popular. The groups are the Jellybean Jugglers, the Judo Jokers, the Jumping Jockeys, and the Jumbo Jackrabbits. The discrimination exercise on the page requires students to identify words that contain the sound of J. Students connect pairs of dots for each "J" word, following the narrator's instructions. By connecting the correct dots, they produce a large star on the page.
*Students will need a ruler to work the exercise on page 3.