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 6: The Letters L and M
Objectives • to strengthen visual recognition of the letters L and M • to reinforce the ability to associate the letters L and M with their sounds • to reinforce identification of words containing L or M • to develop the ability to recognize the sounds of L or M in the initial, medial, and final positions in words
In the Lesson As the lesson opens, an interview program called "The Larry and Mary Show" is in progress, and students are introduced to two famous alphabet characters, letters L and M. First on stage is letter L who is featured on page 1 of the activity sheets in an L—sound quiz. The quiz consists of eight pictures and three possible spellings of the word represented by each picture. Students are asked to circle the correct spelling for each illustrated word. As a clue to the correct spelling, they must listen for the position of the sound of L in each word as it is read by the narrator.
The second activity page is devoted to the next guest—letter M and its sound. Through a series of words and pictures, the narrator introduces the sound of M in the initial, medial, and final positions. Next, the narrator reads the names of the eight objects illustrated at the bottom of page 2. Students listen for the sound of M and write an M on one of three lines next to the picture to indicate the letter's position in the word. The "L and M" crossword puzzle on page 3 provides both aural and visual reinforcement of the two letters. Each of the 12 pictured clues has both an L and an M in its name. Students must decide where these letters are heard in each word, then print them in the correct boxes of the puzzle.