Big Blue Banner
Associate the uppercase letter B (and lowercase letter b) with the /b/ sound (e.g., blue, banner, brown).
- Big sheet of blue butcher paper
- Objects or picture cards of objects (see graphics below)
- Black, blue, and brown markers
State and model the objective
Tell the children they will decorate a banner with things that start with the letter B as they practice saying the /b/ sound in words that start with the letter B such as big, banner, bow, best, and beautiful.
Practice the skill within an activity
Decorate the Big Blue Banner
- Work together with the children to attach objects or picture cards (see graphics below) of things that begin with the letter B to the Big Blue Banner (the big sheet of blue butcher paper).
- As a child attaches a picture or an object beginning with the /b/ sound, have them say the name of the object, emphasizing the /b/ sound (e.g., /b/ - /b/ - /b/ - bow).
- Make comments such as the following throughout the activity, emphasizing words that start with B:
- That bow on the banner is beautiful.
- Bring buttons to put on the big blue banner.
- Let’s put the bat between the bee and butterfly on the banner.
Apply the skill (choose from the following)
Read target words
- Have the children recall the items they put on the Big Blue Banner, and list them on the board.
- Read the words together as a class.
- Emphasize that each word starts with the letter B which makes the /b/ sound.
Write the target letter (see below)
- Let the children use black, blue, or brown markers to write the letter B on the Big Blue Banner.
- Help the children write the uppercase letter B (and the lowercase b), while producing the /b/ sound.
- As the children write, point out the shapes included in the letter B and b (i.e., lines, and half circles).
SEEL At Home
Associate the letter B and (lowercase b) with the /b/ sound (e.g., blue, banner, brown).
- Blue construction paper
- Pictures of items that begin with the letter B (see below)
- Additional objects or pictures of things beginning with the letter B (optional)
- Tape or glue
- Black, blue, or brown markers
Activity: Blue Banner
- Help your child attach B picture cards and objects to the blue construction paper to make a blue banner.
- As you attach things to the Blue Banner, make comments emphasizing words that start with the /b/ sound (e.g.; "You made lots of beautiful bows on the blue banner. Our blue banner is brilliant!" etc.).
- Using a blue, brown, or black marker, help your child write the letter B (and lowercase b) on the banner while producing the /b/ sound.
- Help your child write words that begin with the letter B on the Big Blue Banner.
- The activity can be repeated several times.
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.
Big Blue Banner