Wanda's Wig

Objective

Associate the letter W (and the lowercase letter w) with the /w/ sound (e.g., wear, wig, Wanda).

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • wig
  • wear
  • watch
  • web
  • wasp

Materials:

  • Wanda’s Wig Instructions (see below)
  • Picture cards (see below)
  • Glue, tape, or paperclips to attach items to wig
  • Bee-Wigged, by Cece Bell (Candlewick, Library Binding edition; 2008) (optional)

State and model the objective

Tell the children they will decorate a wig for Wanda as they practice saying the /w/ sound in words that start with the letter W such as water, web, and wig.

Practice the skill within an activity

Make a wig for Wanda

  • Read Bee-Wigged, by Cece Bell and have the children listen for words that begin with the /w/ sound (optional).
  • Make a wig (see instructions below) and show it to the children.
  • Write the word wig on the board and point out that the letter at the beginning of the word makes the /w/ sound.
  • Allow the children to wear the wig and pretend to be Wanda (or Willy).

Decorate a wig for Wanda

  • Read the words on the picture cards (see below) with the children.
  • Have the children underline the letter at the beginning of each word and point out that each word begins with the /w/ sound.
  • Allow the children to attach the picture cards to Wanda’s wig using glue, tape, or paperclips.
  • If desired, let the children take turns wearing the wig again.

Apply the skill

Identify the target letter

  • Make a list of words that start with the letter W: wish, wet, wall, web, win
  • Have the children underline the letter W at the beginning of each word.
  • Instruct the children to say the /w/ sound each time they underline the letter W.

Write the target letter

  • Help the children write the letter W on the writing practice page (see below).
  • Instruct the children to say the /w/ sound each time they write the letter W.
  • Allow the children to draw a picture of an object that starts with the /w/ sound in the space below the letters (optional).

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Objective
Associate the letter W with the /w/ sound (e.g., wear, wig, Wanda).

Materials

  • Picture cards (see below)
  • Paper strip and yarn to make a wig
  • Glue, tape, or paperclips 

Activity: Wanda's Wig

  • Cut a strip of paper and fit it to your child's head size to make a headband.
  • Help your child write the letter W several times on a paper strip then have him/her attach yarn to the headband to make a wig. 
  • Read through the words on the picture cards with your child.
  • Have your child underline the letter W at the beginning of each word and emphasize that the letter W makes the /w/ sound.
  • Let your child attach the cards to the headband using tape, glue or paperclips.W picture cards

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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