Grade: Elementary
Subject: Language

#1713. alphabet fishing

Language, level: Elementary
Posted Tue Apr 25 10:00:40 PDT 2000 by Jessica Lauer (
I.U.P., Indiana, U.S.A.
Materials Required: stick, 2 magnets, alphabet cards, the book "chicka chicka boom boom"
Activity Time: 1 hour
Concepts Taught: Learning sounds, and the letters

Lesson Plan

Jessica Lauer Morning Kindergarten
September 12, 2000 Language Skills
The Alphabet

Learner Characteristics



Students must be able to identify and pronounce all of the letters of the
alphabet before they can acquire other language skills. The students in
this class need extra time away from the regular classroom in order to
acquire the same skills as the students in their regular classroom. Extra
worksheets and reviews of each skill must be presented to these children
repeatedly for the skills to be learned.


Students will be able to:

1. Listen quietly to a book with no interruptions

2. Identify each letter of the alphabet

3. Determine if a letter is in upper case or lower case

4. Correctly articulate a sound for each letter of the alphabet

After being read the book "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" and being given a
lesson on the identification and pronunciation of the letters of the
alphabet, kindergarten students will be able to identify each letter of the
alphabet in upper case and lower case forms and recite a sound for each ,
with 80% accuracy.



1. Students will first be asked to come to the front of the room and sit on the
floor in front of the teacher. The teacher will then read the students the book
"Chicka Chicka Boom Boom." Throughout the book the phrase "Chicka Chicka
Boom Boom will there be enough room is often repeated. Before the book is
read the students will be asked to clap their hands and say the line along with
the book.

2. Students will next be shown pictures of each of the letters of the alphabet.
The letters will be presented in pairs that show the upper case version and the
lower case version of each. The teacher will hold up each letter, both upper
case and lower case, and say its name. The students will be asked to repeat it
back to the teacher as a group.

3. The alphabet will be presented to class again only this time the teacher will
hold up each of the letters, both upper case and lower case, and tell the
children what sound each of the letters make. The teacher will first present it
and the students will then be asked to repeat them as a group.

4. The students will then be asked to play a game called "Alphabet Fishing."
To play this game:
A. All of the letter cards must be placed face down on the floor.
The letters on the floor make up the fishing pond.
B. Each of the letter cards will have a magnet glued to the back
of them, the magnets should always be facing upwards.
C. One at a time each of the students will be given a chance to go
fishing in the pond. They will be given a pole with a string
which has a magnet hooked on the end of it.
D. The student will drop their "fishing pole into the fishing
pond" and try to catch a letter. When the student catches a
letter they will hold it up to show the class and then tell the
class what letter they caught, if it is the upper case version
or the lower case version, and what sound it makes.
E. The student will receive one fish point for each of the
questions that they answer correctly abut their letter.
F. The game continues until all of the letters have been caught.
G. The student with the most fish points wins.