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#1324. Sound Search

Reading/Writing, level: Elementary
Posted Tue Sep 28 12:53:02 PDT 1999 by Marla Carter (marlac98@yahoo.com).
Natcher Elem. School, Bowling Green, KY
Materials Required: ABC Book, crayons
Activity Time: app. 30 minutes
Concepts Taught: initial sound recognition

This lesson is for students working on letter/sound
recognition. It works best for small groups. It also assumes
that you've made an alphabet book prior to the lesson. Most
teachers have their own format for the ABC book. Mine has a
page for each SOUND in the alphabet, with the letter(s) that
make that sound at the top of the blank page. In small groups,
the children, with the teacher, walk through the school building
and grounds to find things that have the same beginning sound
as their first name. Therefore, each child may be looking for
a different sound. This is a great activity for increasing
vocabulary and observation skills. You'll be amazed at how many
things you can find! When the students find something that has
the same sound as their first name, they draw it on the
appropriate page in their ABC book. The teacher should carry
a box of crayons and just let the children get them out as needed.
Later, if desired, the teacher can go back and help the students
label the things that they drew.