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 8: The Letter R
Objectives • to strengthen visual recognition of the letter R • to reinforce the ability to recognize the sound of the letter R • to reinforce identification of words containing the letter R • to develop the ability to recognize the sound of R in the initial, medial, and final positions in words
In the Lesson The narrator leads the students through the laboratories of inventor Dr. Ralph Rabbit who introduces them to his secret project, a giant robot named Roger. Roger explains why robots will one day make letter R the most important letter of the alphabet. Next, students meet Rupert the robot rooster who has been programmed to swallow anything that begins with the sound of R. Pictured on page 1 is a rubbish heap that contains nine objects. Students listen to the names of the objects and circle the numbers of those objects whose names have the letter R in the initial position. Sound effects provide clues to help students correct their work. On page 2, students are presented with eight pictures and three possible spellings of the word represented by each picture. To find the correct spelling, they must listen for the position of the sound of R in each word as it is read by the narrator. The activity on the last page gives further practice in locating the sound of R in words. Pictured on the page is Roger, the robot. The seven workers needed to repair Roger are arranged around him. As the narrator reads the occupation of each worker, students listen for the sound of R. They print an R on one or more of three lines beneath the picture to indicate the position of the letter in the word.