Dynamic Dot Bingo

Objective

Associate the uppercase letter D and lowercase letter d with the /d/ sound in words such as dot, dad, and deer.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • dot
  • dog
  • duck
  • deer
  • dad

Materials:

  • D Bingo Playing Cards
  • Individual D Bingo Cards
  • Container
  • Dots to mark the squares 

Overview
The children will play a game of Dynamic Dot Bingo as they practice saying the /d/ sound in words that begin with the letter D, such as dot, dynamite, and dog.

Literacy Activities
Dot bingo

  • Give each child a Bingo card and leave enough dots for each child in the middle of the table.
  • Have the children name the pictures on the playing cards. Emphasize that the word for each picture on the cards begins with the letter D, which makes the /d/ sound.
  • Draw an individual Bingo card from the container. If the children have the corresponding picture on their card, have them put a dot on it and say, for example, “Dot, dot, dot on /d/, /d/, duck.”
  • When a child gets Bingo (single line horizontal, vertical, diagonal, or black out), have them call out, “Dynamite!”
  • When a child calls out “Dynamite!” have them say the words underneath each dot, saying, for example, “/d/, /d/, dog starts with D” each time.

More Practice
Read target words

  • Have the children help you write a list of the words on the bingo cards, letting the children write the D at the beginning of the word.
  • Read the list together as a group, pointing to each word as you read it.
  • Point out that all of the words begin with the letter D, which makes the /d/ sound.

Write the target letter

  • Have the children write the uppercase letter D and lowercase letter d on the back of their dot cards from the previous Bingo game.
  • Play Dynamite Dot Bingo again, having the children use the letter D side of the dot cards (instead of the dot side) to mark off the bingo squares.

Printouts

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Objective
Associate the uppercase letter D and lowercase letter d with the /d/ sound in words such as dot, doe, and duck.

Materials

  • D Picture Cards
  • Timer, stopwatch, or clock (optional)
  • Paper
  • Pencil

Activity: D Dash

  • Put the D picture cards at one end of the room or yard.
  • Stand with your child at the other end of the room or yard.
  • When you say, "Ready, set, dash!" have your child run to the D picture cards and choose one.
  • Before he or she brings the card back, have your child say the name of the item on the card, emphasizing the /d/ sound (e.g., /d/, /d/, dog).
  • Have your child run back with the card. 
  • Take turns running and choosing cards until all of the picture cards have been chosen.  
  • Have your child circle the letter D on each card.
  • Time yourself and repeat the activity to try to get faster (optional).
  • Make a list of the words from the activity, letting your child write the letter D at the beginning of the word.
  • The activity can be repeated several times.
     

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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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