fly a flag

Objective

Recognize and produce the /f/ sound in a series of words that all begin with /f/.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • fly
  • fun
  • flag
  • flap
  • flutter

Materials:

  • Straws or sticks
  • Piece of cloth
  • Fun Flying a Flag chant*
  • Real flag (optional)

*Item included below.

State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will make and fly a flag and then listen for words that start with the /f/ sound, such as flag, fast, fly, fun, and family.
 
Literacy Activities
Fashion a flag

  • Show the children a flag and emphasize the /f/ sound as you say that “it is fun to fly, flap, flip, and flutter a flag.”
  • Help the children attach their flag to a straw or stick so they can flap it around.
  • Invite the children to listen for the /f/ sound as they have fun flying, flapping, flipping, and fluttering flags.

Fly a flag

  • Display and read the Fun Flying a Flag chant (see below) to the children, emphasizing the /f/ sound in the words that start with /f/.
  • Teach the children the chant as you do the actions.
  • Help the children recall how they could flick their flags, fly flags, and make flags flutter, flap fast, and flip.

More Practice
Recognize words with the /f/ sound

  • Have the children stand with their flags, then flip and flap the flag around to make the flag flutter. 
  • Ask the children to listen for the /f/ sound as they flap, flip, flutter, and fly their flag. 
  • Ask the children if they hear the /f/ sound in the words flap, flip, flutter, and flag while emphasizing the /f/ sound.

 
Blend sounds into words

  • Have children blend word parts by clapping as they produce the /f/ sound, the word ending, and the whole word. 
  • For example: f (clap) + at (clap) = fat (clap).
    • f + ast = fast
    • f + all = fall
    • f + un = fun

SEEL Target Texts

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Fun Flying a Flag

It can be fun to fly a flag!
Flick the flag fast.
Flap the flag fast.
Fly the flag fast.
Flip the flag fast.
Make the flag flutter.
Flutter the flag fast.
Flick, flap, flutter, and fly a flag.
Flying a flag with friends and family can be fun!

SEEL At Home

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Objective
Recognize and produce the /f/ sound in a series of words that all begin with /f/.
 
Materials

  • Straws or sticks 
  • Piece of colored paper
  • Fun Flying a Flag chant*

*Item included below. 
 
Activity: Fly a Flag

  • Invite your child to create a flag.
  • Say the Fun Flying a Flag chant (see below) as you do the actions.
  • Have your child follow directions with their flag such as “Fly your flag fast,” “Flick your flag fast,” “Flip your flag, and “Flap and flutter the flag.”
  • Flutter the flag as you both say “/f/, /f/, /f/, it is fun to fly and flap a flag!”

Standards

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