Subject: Reading Grade: Preschool
1. Topic-
 Teddy Bears
2. Content-
 Teacher will introduce a new read aloud book and introduce three new vocabulary words to the students (big, tall and comfy). With an emphasis on the word "tall," students will review both the Uppercase and Lowercase "T" and review the letter sound. Math activities will be used to reinforce this concept.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
 1.Students will be able to recognize the Letter "T" as well as the sound it makes. 2.Students will understand the meaning of the word tall and be able to give specific examples from their lives. 3.Students will complete a math activity using estimation and be able to explain their answers to others.
4. Objectives-
 1.After being introduced to the Letter "T," and the sound it makes, students will be able to recognize the letter in their names, in other words in the classroom or in other read aloud books introduced to them. 2.Students will be able to correctly draw the Letter "T" on the white board provided, as well as use the correct sound that it makes "ta." 3.Students will be able to give real life examples of the word tall and correctly describe it's meaning to others.
5. Materials and Aids-
 Students will be introduced to the Letter "T" through the use of the book Huggless Douglas. Students will be given a handout illustrating the Letter "T" and how to correctly write the letter. Students will use teddy bear cut outs and classroom manipulatives to estimate the height of each bear. Students will be given teddy bear cut outs and use of classroom manipulatives to practice number recognition. Students will be introduced to two new songs reinforcing the sound of the Letter "T.'
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

 1.Students will be asked to sit in the reading circle area of the classroom. 2.Teacher will sing a song titled "Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear." 3.Students will listen to a read aloud book titled "Huggless Douglas."

B. Development-

 1.Students will be shown the Letter "T" throughout the read aloud book, with main focus put on the words "teddy bear" and "tall." 2.Students will be given direct instruction from the teacher on how to recognize the Letter "T" and correctly sound out the letter "T." 3.Students will be asked to identify objects that are "tall" and teacher will describe and display specific examples throughout the read aloud book.

C. Practice-

 1.Students will be given individual handouts illustrating the Letter "T." They will be given the opportunity to use crayons to trace over the letter. 2.Students will be given the opportunity to display knowledge of the letter "T" by writing it on the teacher's white board and pointing it out in words listed in the classroom and in books. 3.Students will practice their knowledge of the word "tall" by completing an estimation activity.

D. Independent Practice-

 1.Students will be given the opportunity to point out the Letter "T" in their names or in grade level books provided. 2.Students will be asked to provide the correct sound of the letter "T." 3.Students will be asked to describe the meaning of the word "tall" and show knowledge of this word through the use of the teddy bear cut outs provided.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

 1.Students will be provided different classroom manipulatives and materials to illustrate the Letter "T." 2.Students will listen to a variety of songs to help reinforce the sound of the Letter "T." 3.Students will be given the opportunity to produce a mini book illustrating other words that start with the Letter "T."

F. Checking for understanding-

 1.Teacher will ask students to recite the sound of the Letter "T." 2.Students will be asked to point out the Letter "T" in various words and names. 3.Students will be asked to give examples of objects that are tall.

G. Closure-

 1.Teacher will review key concepts and ask the students what they learned. 2.Teacher will sing the Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Song again and ask the students to stand as "tall" as they possibly can.
7. Evaluation-
 1.Teacher will assess student knowledge through individual and group questioning. 2.Teacher will measure student success through their ability to recognize the Letter "T" and recite its sound correctly.

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