Vacation to Visit Victoria

Objective

Associate the letter V with the /v/ sound as in volcano, vacation, and visit.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • vegetables
  • vacation
  • visit
  • violin
  • vacuum

Materials:

 

  • Suitcase or duffle bag
  • Picture cards
  • Vacation to Visit Victoria target text

Overview
The children will pack their bags with things that start with V to go on a vacation as they practice saying the /v/ sound in words such as vase, van, and volleyball.

Literacy Activities
Visit Victoria

  • Have the children sort the picture cards to decide which words start with the /v/ sound.
    • If the word starts with the /v/ sound, have children put the picture in the suitcase or duffle bag.
    • If the word does not start with the /v/ sound, have the children set the picture aside.
  • Point out that all of the items in the suitcase start with the letter V, which makes the /v/ sound.
  • Read the Vacation to Visit Victoria target text to the children and have them guess the names of the items they'll need to pack for the vacation based on the clues in the text.
    • If necessary, give the children visual clues by holding up the corresponding picture cards.
  • Read the text again and have the children pretend to do the following actions:
    • Vacuum
    • Play a violin
    • Hit a volleyball
    • Eat vegetables
    • Put on a vest
    • Put flowers in a vase
    • Drive a van

More Practice
Write the target letter

  • Remove the pictures from the suitcase and review what the children packed to take on their vacation.
  • Have the children help you make a list of the items they packed.
  • Allow the children to write the letter V at the beginning of each word and help them write the rest of the word.
  • Have the children add other things to their list that they could pack that start with the letter V (e.g., Velcro, videos, voice, victory, valley, village).

SEEL Target Texts

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Vacation to Visit Victoria

We are going on a vacation to visit Victoria.
Let’s pack our bag for our vacation.
We need to take things that start with V:
A machine that says, “Vroom.” It is loud and cleans the carpet.
Something that makes music that you hold up like this.
A type of ball that you hit over a net.
Food that mom always wants you to eat because it is good for you.
Something to wear that does not have sleeves.
Something that holds flowers and breaks easily.
A big vehicle that holds lots of people.
We will have fun on our vacation to visit Victoria!

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Objective
Associate the letter V with the /v/ sound as in Victoria, vacation, and visit.

Materials

  • Picture cards
  • Suitcase or duffle bag

Activity: Vacation to Visit Victoria

  • With your child, pack your bags for a pretend vacation to visit a friend named Victoria.
  • Play a guessing game with your child.
    • Lay out all of the picture cards on the table.  
    • Choose one picture card and give clues that will help your child guess the item correctly.  
    • When your child guesses correctly, have him or her say something like, "Take vegetables on vacation to visit Victoria!" before putting the item in the suitcase or duffle bag.
  • Switch roles and repeat until all picture cards have been packed.  
  • Create a packing list by unpacking the suitcase and writing down each item one at a time.
  • Have your child write the letter V at the beginning of each word on the list and help him or her write the rest of the word. 
  • Repeat the activity as desired.

V-picture-cards

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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