Jump to the Jacket

Objective

Associate the uppercase letter J (and lower case j) with the /j/ sound (e.g., jump, jeans, jog).

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • jeans
  • jewelry
  • jog
  • jiggle
  • jump
  • joy
  • just

Materials:

  • Picture and action blocks cut and assembled (see below)
  • Picture of a jacket, jewelry, and jeans (see below)
State and model the objective
Tell the children they will jump, jog, and jiggle as they say the /j/ sound in words such as jog, joy,  and jacket.
 
Practice the skill within an activity

Jump on Jeans, Jacket, and Jewelry

  • Let the children decorate pictures of a jacket, jewelry, and jeans (see below) by writing the uppercase letter J (and lowercase j) on the pictures. Emphasize that the letter J makes the /j/ sound.
  • Have the children stand in a circle and place the pictures in the center of the circle.
  • Choose a child to roll the picture block and action block together (see below).
  • Have the child move to the middle and perform the action on the correct picture while saying the /j/ sound.
  • Have the other children repeat the action while saying the /j/ sound.
  • Repeat the game with other children taking turns to roll the picture block and action block.
Apply the skill (choose from the following)

J jump

  • Create a hopscotch game by drawing a hopscotch grid on a large piece of paper or by placing smaller sheets together.
  • Invite children to fill each square by writing a J or j.
  • Roll the picture block onto one of the squares and tell the children not to jump on the square where the block landed.
  • Have the children jump from square to square while saying the /j/ sound.

Printouts

Standards

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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.

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