V Vest

Objective

Associate the letter V with the /v/ sound as in vest, Victoria, and valentine.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • vest
  • valentine
  • Victor
  • Victoria

Materials:

  • Large picture cards
  • Vest graphic
  • Small picture cards
  • Violet (purple) crayon, pencil, or marker
  • Victor Loves Victoria target text

Overview
The children will help a boy named Victor buy a Valentine’s Day present that starts with V as they practice saying the /v/ sound in words such as victory, vest, and violet.

Literacy Activities
Valentine for Victoria

  • Place the large picture cards around the room.
  • Read the Victor Loves Victoria target text with the children.
  • Each time a new V item is mentioned in the story, have the children find that item’s picture card.
  • Give the children a picture of a vest and have them decorate it for Victoria by attaching the small picture cards to the vest.
  • Have the children identify and circle the letter V in the words on the picture cards attached to the vest.

More Practice
Read words with the target letter

  • Have the children identify and circle the letter V in the Victor Loves Victoria target text.
  • Read the story again, and this time, have the children hold up their fingers in the shape of a letter V every time they hear a word beginning with the /v/ sound.

Write the target letter

  • Have the children write the letter V all over the vest using a violet crayon, pencil, or marker.

SEEL Target Texts

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Victor Loves Victoria

For Valentine’s Day, Victor gave Victoria a vacuum.
Victoria likes to vacuum, but not on Valentine’s Day!
So Victor got Victoria a van.
Victoria likes the van, but not for Valentine’s Day!
So Victor got Victoria a volcano.
Victoria thinks the volcano is cool, but not for Valentine’s Day!
So Victor got Victoria a violin.
Victoria likes to play the violin, but not on Valentine’s Day!
So Victor got Victoria a vase of violets.
Victoria likes the vase of violets, but not for Valentine’s Day!
What would Victoria like for Valentine’s Day?
A valentine of course!
So Victor got Victoria a valentine for Valentine’s Day!
Victor loves Victoria.

Printouts

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Objective
Associate the letter V with the /v/ sound as in vest, Victoria, and vacuum.

Materials

  • Violet (purple) crayon, pencil, or marker 
  • Victor Loves Victoria target text

Activity: Victoria's V Vest

  • Read the Victor Loves Victoria target text.  
  • Help your child identify and circle the letter V at the beginning of the words in the story using a violet (purple) crayon, pencil, or marker.
  • Help your child make a list of the valentine gifts from the story that start with the /v/ sound.
  • Allow your child to write the letter V at the beginning of the word and then help him or her write the rest of the word.

 

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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