Recognize and produce the /b/ sound in a series of words that all begin with /b/.
- Bakery signs*
- Baked goods (or picture cards*)
- Pretend dollar bills or B coins*
- Bits of food that start with the /b/ sound (optional)
State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will go to Barbara's Bakery to buy baked goods as they listen for words that start with the /b/ sound, such as buns, bagels, brownies, and banana bread.
Buy baked goods at Barbara’s Bakery with Bs
- Set up Barbara’s Bakery by putting up the signs and laying out the baked goods (or picture cards - see below) that begin with /b/, labeling them as needed.
- Read the bakery signs and show the baked goods to the children, pointing to the letter B and emphasizing the /b/ sound when appropriate.
- Ask the children if they want a bit or a bite of Barbara’s best-baked banana bread (or another letter B baked good).
- The children can buy bits and bites of Barbara’s best banana bread by writing a B or tracing a B on the B-grid.
- Let the children pay for the baked goods with a pretend dollar bill or with pretend B coins, having them say the /b/ sound as they pay.
- Help the children recall the words they heard that begin with the /b/ sound as you make a list on the board.
- Read the words aloud to the children, pointing to the letter B and emphasizing the /b/ sound as the children repeat the words after you.
Use /b/ words to brag about the bakery
- Share a couple of examples of how to brag about Barbara's Bakery using words that begin with /b/ (e.g. "Barbara has a beautiful bakery!").
- Invite a child to brag about a baked good using words with the /b/ sound such as best, beautiful, and biggest.
- Repeat with different baked goods and different children.
- Review the /b/ sound words that were used, emphasizing the /b/ sound, and have the children repeat the words back to you.
Barbara's Best Bakery