Fran's Funny Frame


Associate the uppercase letter F and lowercase letter f with the /f/ sound in words such as funny, frame, and feather.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • frame
  • funny
  • find
  • feather
  • flower
  • fan
  • farmer


  • Cardboard or heavy paper
  • Picture words
  • Objects that begin or do not begin with the /f/ sound (optional)
  • F and f letter cards
  • Fran’s Funny Frame target text

The children will make a funny frame for Fran as they practice saying the /f/ sound in words that begin with F, such as fan, fox, flag, and funny.

Literacy Activity
Make a funny frame

  • Cut a large frame out of cardboard or heavy paper, with the hole in the center large enough to frame the letter cards and picture cards.
  • Show the children the frame and glue the F and f letter cards inside the frame.
  • Tell the children the frame belongs to a friend named Fran, and explain that Fran only wants things that begin with the letter F inside her funny frame.
  • Have the children choose a picture card or an object (optional).
  • Help the children decide whether the item belongs inside the frame.
    • If the item starts with the /f/ sound, have the children glue or tape it inside Fran’s frame.
    • If the item does not start with the /f/ sound, have the children discard it.
  • Make a list of the pictures (or objects) attached to the frame.
  • Emphasize that each word begins with the letter F, which makes the /f/ sound in the word frame.

More Practice 
Read target words in a text

  • Read the Fran’s Funny Frame target text to the children.
  • Have the children say the /f/ sound each time they find and underline the letters f and F throughout the text.
  • Read the text again, and have the children wiggle their fingers every time they hear a word that starts with the /f/ sound.

Write the target letter

  • Have the children write the uppercase letter F and the lowercase letter f while producing the /f/ sound (support as needed).
  • Have the children glue their letters to Fran’s frame.

SEEL Target Texts

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Fran's Funny Frame

I can find a fan
in Fran’s funny frame.
I can find a fox
in Fran’s funny frame.
I can find a flag
in Fran’s funny frame.
I can find a fish
in Fran’s funny frame.


SEEL At Home

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Associate the uppercase letter F and lowercase letter f with the /f/ sound in words such as frame, fox, and feather.


  • Two sheets of cardstock
  • Pictures of words that do and do not start with F

Activity: Fran's Funny Frame

  • As a class, use the cardstock to make Fran's funny frame. As you create the funny frame, try to use words and phrases beginning with the letter F (e.g., Fran's funny frame looks fabulous! Could we fit a feather onto Fran's funny frame?).
  • Cut a rectangle from the middle of one of the sheets of cardstock, leaving a three-inch border, and attach the full sheet of cardstock to the back of the cut sheet. 
  • Take turns choosing a picture and deciding if the object shown begins with the /f/ sound. 
    • If the picture starts with the /f/ sound, glue or tape it to Fran's funny frame. 
    • If the picture does not begin with the /f/ sound, discard it.
  • Have your child write the uppercase letter F and lowercase letter f around the border of the frame (support as needed). Emphasize that the letter F makes the /f/ sound.



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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.