Search in Space


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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • star
  • sun
  • super
  • spin
  • space


  • Large sun (large sheet of yellow butcher paper cut out in the shape of the sun)
  • Crayons or markers

State the skill within and activity
Tell the children they will decorate a sun while listening for things that begin with the letter S.

Practice the skill within an activity    
Spin around the super sun

  • Hand out crayons or markers, and have the children draw stars all over the yellow sun. Together, chant, “Stars, stars, stars on the sun, sun, sun!”
  • Write the letter S on the sun for the children to see, and encourage them to copy the letter all over the yellow sun. Together, chant, “S is on the sun!”
  • Have the children stand in a circle around the sun and spin in place as everyone says, “Spin around the sun!”

Apply the skill
March and say the sounds in words 

  • Have the children march and say each sound of the word sun:
    • segment sounds: say /s/ (march right), say /u/ (march left), say /n/ (march right)
    • blend sounds: jump with both feet and say sun to blend the sounds into the whole word
  • Repeat with other words that start with /s/ (e.g., sat, sick, soup, sock, seat).

SEEL At Home

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Your child will repeat words beginning with the letter S (e.g., search, space).


  • Sun graphic
  • Crayons or markers

Activity: Search in Space

  • With your child, draw as many S things on the sun as you can think of (e.g., stars, snowflakes, stripes, squiggles, smiley faces).
  • Chant together (e.g., "Stars, stars, stars on the sun, sun, sun!") as you draw each picture.
  • Write the letter S on the sun and have your child copy it.
  • Send the sun to school to share with a teacher and a friend.

Sun Graphic


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