Associate the uppercase letter N and lowercase letter n with the /n/ sound as in noodle, net, and necklace.
- One premade noodle necklace
- String for each child (about 20 inches long with tape around one tip)
- Dry noodles
- Six picture cards for each child
- Six letter cards for each child
- Writing practice page
The children will make noodle necklaces as they practice saying the /n/ sound in words such as notebook, nice, and noodle.
Make a noodle necklace
- Punch holes and the top of each picture and letter card.
- Review the pictures with the children, pointing to the beginning letter of each word and emphasizing the /n/ sound (e.g., /n/, /n/, nuts).
- Give each child string, noodles, pictures cards, and letter cards.
- Have the children string the items on their necklace, and encourage the children to say the name of each picture as they do so.
- When children have finished, help them tie their necklaces around their necks.
Read words with the target letter
- Make a list of the pictures children have on their noodle necklaces.
- Read the list, emphasizing the /n/ sound in each word.
- Read the list again, but this time, have the children write the letter N each time they hear the /n/ sound.
Write the target letter
- Help the children write the uppercase letter N and lowercase letter n while producing the /n/ sound.
- Have the children draw a picture of an object that starts with the /n/ sound in the space underneath the letters.
SEEL At Home
Associate the uppercase letter N and lowercase letter n with the /n/ sound as in nail, nose, and nine.
- Paper and pencil
- Picture cards
Activity: N Walk
- Have your child show you the noodle necklace that was made in class or make a necklace with noodles, picture cards and string (about 20 inches long).
- Take a nature walk outside and or hunt inside the house for things that begin with the /n/ sound.
- Help your child write a list of the things you found that begin with the letter N.
- Read the list together and have your child identify the letter N at the beginning of each word.
- When you finish reading the list, point to the letter N at the beginning of a few of the words and ask your child what sound this letter makes.
- The activity can be repeated several times.
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.