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 7: The Letters N and P
Objectives • to strengthen visual recognition of the letters N and P • to reinforce the ability to associate the letters N and P with their sounds • to reinforce identification of words containing the letters N or P • to develop the ability to recognize the sounds of N or P in the initial, medial, and final positions
In the Lesson In a play to get more recognition, the letter N threatens to drop out of the alphabet. This causes such a stir that letter N realizes how important he is and agrees to stay in the alphabet. The activity on page 1 gives practice in locating the sound of N in words. A map of the United States is shown at the top of the page with the letter N printed on each state which has that letter in its name. The outlines of six of these states are reproduced at the bottom of the page. As the narrator reads the names of the states, students listen for the sound of N. They then print the letter on one of three lines inside the state outline to indicate the letter's position in the name. Page 2 is devoted to the letter P. The narrator leads the students through an activity which reinforces visual and aural recognition of the letter P. The exercise at the bottom of this page contains illustrations of eight fruits and vegetables. Students are instructed to listen for the sound of P in the name of each of the fruits and vegetables. They then print a P on one of three lines beneath the picture to indicate the position of the letter in the word. Pictured on page 3 are six "famous nappers." Under each picture is the napper's name with blanks left for the letters N and P. Students must listen for one or both letter sounds in each name and then print the letters in the appropriate blanks.