Associate the uppercase letter B (and the lowercase letter b) with the /b/ sound (e.g., bingo, ball, bag).
- Letter cards (see below)
- Bingo cards (see below)
- B Bingo picture cards (see below)
- Buttons or beans (optional)
State and model the objective
Tell the children they will play Bingo as they practice saying the /b/ sound in words beginning with the letter B sound such as big, buttons, and bows.
Practice the skill within an activity
Find Bingo Bs
- Place letter cards around the classroom (see below).
- Invite the children to search for the letter B and say, “/b/, /b/, /b/” when it is found.
- Tell the children to ‘bring back’ each letter B to help them play Bingo.
Get 4 Bs in a row
- Give each child a Bingo card (see below).
- Use letter cards as the token markers (or have the children make their own token markers by writing the letter B on small scraps of paper).
- Hold up a Bingo picture card and have the children place a token on the matching picture.
- When a child places a letter B on a picture have them say, “B says /b/.”
- Once children get four in a row, have them say, “Bingo says /b/!”
Apply the skill (choose from the following)
Make a B with buttons
- Write a large letter B with a glue stick.
- Allow the children to stick buttons or beans on the glue while producing the /b/ sound.
Write the target letter
- Help the children write the uppercase letter B and the lowercase letter b on paper while producing the /b/ sound.
- Scatter the letters around the room and bounce to each one saying the /b/ sound.
1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper and lower case letters in the alphabet.
2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.A: Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.