Big Blue Banner

Objective

Associate the uppercase letter B and lowercase letter b with the /b/ sound as in blue, banner, and brown.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • big
  • banner
  • blue
  • black
  • brown

Materials:

  • Big sheet of blue butcher paper
  • Objects or picture cards of objects that begin with B
  • Black, blue, and brown markers

Overview
The children will decorate a banner with things that start with the letter B as they practice saying the /b/ sound in words such as big, banner, bow, best, and beautiful.
 
Literacy Activities
Decorate the Big Blue Banner

  • Work together with the children to attach objects or picture cards 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/, bow).
  • Make comments throughout the activity, using and emphasizing words that start with B.

More Practice
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 

  • 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 lowercase letter 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).

Printouts

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Objective
Associate the uppercase letter B and lowercase letter b with the /b/ sound as in words like blue, banner, and brown.

Materials

  • Blue construction paper
  • Pictures of items that begin with the letter B
  • 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 Big 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!").
  • Using a blue, brown, or black marker, help your child write the uppercase letter B and lowercase letter 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.

Picture Cards

Standards

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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase 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.

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