King K's Kite

Objective

Associate the letter K with the /k/ sound as in kangaroo, kid, and kite.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • kind
  • kite
  • kid
  • kingdom

Materials:

  • King graphic 
  • Kite graphic 
  • Picture cards 
  • Kite bow graphics 
  • String

Overview

The children will decorate a kite for King K as they practice saying the /k/ sound in words such as kite, king, and kid.

Literacy Activities
Fly a kite around the kingdom

  • Show the children the king graphic and point out the K on his crown.
    • Explain to the children that K makes the /k/ sound, as in king.
  • Tell the children that King K loves kites, so they will make and fly a kite around the king's kingdom.
  • Give each child a kite graphic and have them decorate it with Ks.
  • Mix up the picture cards and have the children choose a card one at a time.
  • Help the children decide if the item on the card begins with the letter K.
    • If the item begins with the letter K, have the children glue the card to their kite graphic.
    • If the item does not begin with the letter K, have the children discard it.
  • Give the children a bow for the kite’s tail and let them color the bows.
    • Help the children attach the bows to a piece of string, then attach the string to the kite.
  • Allow the kids of the kingdom to fly their kites around the king while saying the /k/ sound.

More Practice
Write the target letter

  • Explain that King K wants to give a K to every kid in the kingdom.
  • Invite the children to write a letter K on a sticky note to give to the king.
  • Collect all of the K sticky notes and set them by the king.
    • Have the children come up to the king and select a sticky note.
    • Let them place the sticky note on their shirts as they say the /k/ sound.

Printouts

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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