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 11: The Letters K, V, and W
Objectives • to strengthen visual recognition of the letters K, V, and W • to reinforce the ability to associate the letters K, V, and W with their sounds • to develop the ability to recognize the sound of K in the initial position • to reinforce identification of words containing K, V, or W • to develop the ability to recognize the sound of V in the initial, medial, and final positions • to develop the ability to recognize the sound of W in the initial and medial positions
In the Lesson This lesson opens with an exercise that introduces the "kingly" letter K. Found on page 1 of the activity sheets is a puzzle divided into 12 irregular shapes. Each shape contains a picture of an object. Students are asked to listen to the name of each object and to circle the picture if its name has the sound of K in the initial position. After assisting the students in correcting their work, the narrator instructs them to color all the shapes containing pictures which they have circled. By following these instructions and then turning the page sideways, the hidden word "KING" can be read on the page. Vampires and witches stalk the studies of the letters V and W in the remainder of the lesson. The activity on page 2 gives practice in locating the sounds of V in words. Six obstacles which block the road to Vincent the Vampire's castle are pictured. As the narrator reads the names of the obstacles, the students listen for the sound of V. They then print the letter on one of three lines under each obstacle to indicate the letter's position in the word. On page 3 the narrator, with the help of Wilma the Witch, leads the students through an activity which involves items found in the narrator's pockets. Students listen to the names of eight objects and circle the numbers of those objects whose names contain the sound of the letter W.