Nice and New

Objective

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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • nail
  • no
  • nose
  • nuts

Materials:

  • Picture cards (see below)
  • Thumbtacks
  • Blank space on a bulletin board

Overview
The children will decorate a nice, new board as they listen for words that start with the /n/ sound, such as not, nose, noodle, and nail.

Practice the skill within an activity 
Nail nice /n/ things to the new board 

  • Have the children take turns choosing a picture card, identifying the picture, and showing it to the other children. 
  • Have the children decide together whether or not the picture on the card begins with the /n/ sound. 
    • If it does, have the children say together, “Nail the ___ (e.g., nose) to the nice new board!” then help the children tack the picture on the bulletin board. 
    • If the picture does not start with the /n/ sound, have the children say together, “No nail in the ___(e.g., cat)!” and set the card aside. 
  • Repeat the activity until all the children have had a turn to choose a picture card.

Apply the skill 
Identify the target letter

  • Say a word to the children that begins with the /n/ sound (e.g., nice) and ask if the word begins with the same sound as nail, emphasizing the /n/ sound (e.g., /n/ /n/ /n/ nail). 
    • If the word begins with the /n/ sound, have the children touch their nose.
    • If the word doesn’t begin with /n/, have the children shake their heads “no.”
  • Repeat several times with various words.

Tongue twisters with /n/

  • Make a necktie out of paper and tack it to the bulletin board.
  • Invite a child to choose one of the picture cards that are tacked on the bulletin board, and tack it on the necktie as everyone says, “Ned nailed a ____ (e.g., nose) on his necktie.”
  • Give each of the children a chance to “nail” a picture card on the necktie and lead the other children in saying the tongue twister with the new word.

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

Materials 

  • Paper napkin 
  • Items that begin with the /n/ sound (e.g., nail, necklace, necktie, noodles) 
  • A few items that begin with other sounds (e.g., carrot, towel, soap) 

Activity: Napkin for /n/ things 

  • Have your child unfold the napkin so it is a large square and tell your child that only things that begin with the /n/ sound can go on this napkin. 
  • Show your child the items that you found around the house then have your child identify each item and decide whether the item starts with /n/ or not (support as needed). 
    • If the item begins with the /n/ sound, have your child put it on the napkin saying, "___ (e.g., Nose) on the napkin!" 
    • If it does not begin with the /n/ sound, have your child set the item to the side saying, "No ___ (e.g., carrot) on the napkin." 
  • After your child has sorted all of the items, point to each /n/ item on the napkin and emphasize the /n/ sound as you identify them together again (e.g., /n/ /n/ /n/ noodles). 

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