1. Topic-
Letter of the week /y/
2. Content-
Common Core: RF.K.3a: Demonstrate basic knowledge of one to one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary or many of the most frequent sound for each consonant.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
Identify sound symbol association for letter Y
Sight words: ball, day, come,by
4. Objectives-
1. Trace and copy letter /y/
2. Identify letter /y/ in other written materials
5. Materials and Aids-
Flash cards, books, smart board, activity sheets, pencils and crayons.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

Teacher will ask the students what they know about the letter /y/ to assess knowledge and if possible have one child come to the board to show us how do we write letter /y/. Teacher will model for the children how do we write the letter /y/ and that the sound for this letter is "yuh". Give 3 words as an example and show pictures.

B. Development-

1. Teacher will have the children do letter /y/ using their fingers to model. Teacher will tell them that we begin at the top, going down, stop and then again make another stick going down but longer. Explain that the lower case letter for /y/ is done in the same way but shorter.
Have some children

C. Practice-

Children will come to the board to practice how to write the letter /y/. Pick about 3 students. I would suggest calling the kids who are struggling in this area or fine motor skills. Call some children and ask them if they can find some pictures of things that begin with the letter /y/.

D. Independent Practice-

Call the children to their tables and have the materials ready so they are able to begin practicing the letters on their own. Explain and show once again how to write the letter /t/ and have them repeat the sound twice.

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

Children with IEP or low comprehension, have sit in the front to decrease distractions.
Bilingual: find words in Spanish that begin with /y/

F. Checking for understanding-

Teacher's questions for children with lower cognitive skills: "what letter is this? Show them the flash cards, point to the letter and verbally prompt the sound.
High order thinking questions: Look around the classroom and find me a picture or your friends' name that begins with the letter /y/. They can look up to the word wall, or their friend's seat to look for their names.

Take notes as to who is participating and correctly identifying the letter and who is not.

G. Closure-

Call on some student randomly and ask them to identify the letter /y/ and what sound does it make.

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