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Little Lions

Objective

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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • lion
  • like
  • large
  • little

Materials:

  • Lion headband  
  • Picture cards   
  • Bowl 
  • Lollipops—one for each child (optional)

State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will find things that little lions like while they listen for words that begin with the /l/ sound, such as ladybug, lemon, and lollipop

Literacy Activities
Little lions like things with the /l/ sound

  • Give each child a little lion headband to wear (optional). 
  • Explain to the children that these little lions only like things that being with the /l/ sound. 
  • Have the children take turns choosing a picture card out of the bowl. 
    • If the picture card begins with the /l/ sound, have the children say, “Little lions like ___ (the picture on the card).” 
    • If the picture card does not begin with the /l/ sound, have the children say, “Little lions do not like ___ (the picture on the card),” and place the card in a discard pile.
  • When the game is over, have the children identify the picture cards in the /l/ sound pile again as you emphasize the /l/ sound.

More Practice
Identify the target sound

  • Help the children think of things starting with the /l/ sound that little lions might like (e.g., lollipops, lettuce, lemonade). 
  • Suggest some words that do not start with the /l/ sound and ask the children if they think a little lion would like those things.
    • If the children say no, have them repeat, “Little lions don’t like ___ (e.g., paper)!”
    • If the children say yes to a non-/l/ word, say the /l/ sound again and ask if the non-/l/ word starts with that sound, supporting as needed.
  • Give your “little lions” a lollipop to lick (optional).

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

Materials

  • Picture cards 
  • Lion graphic 
  • Bowl

Activity: Little Lions

  • With your child, take turns choosing a picture card from the bowl and deciding whether the picture starts with the /l/ sound or not. 
  • If the picture card begins with the /l/ sound, set it on top of the lion picture saying, "Little lions like ___ (lemons)." 
  • If the picture card does not begin with the /l/ sound, place it in a discard pile, saying, "Little lions do not like ___ (dinosaurs)." 
  • Once all the picture cards have been sorted, go through the /l/ sound pile together again, saying, "Little lions like ___." for each picture.

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