super space

Super Space
Target text


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

Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • super
  • space
  • star
  • sun


  • Big sheet of black butcher paper 
  • Picture cards

State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will search for things found in space as they listen for words that start with the /s/ sound, such as sun, star, super, and space

Literacy Activities 
Search for /s/ stuff in space 

  • Cut out the picture cards and show them to the children, pointing out that each picture starts with the /s/ sound.
  • Scatter the cards around the room and have the children look for a picture card that starts with the /s/ sound. 
  • When each child has found one picture card, have them all bring their cards back and take turns identifying the picture card to the class (support where needed). 
  • Help the children stick the pictures that begin with /s/ onto the black “super space” paper. 

Repeat words that start with the target letter 

  • Point to the /s/ things on the “super space” paper and have the children identify them by saying, “We saw a ___ (e.g., space suit) in super space!” 
  • Turn the paper over, ask the children to say all the /s/ things that they saw, then repeat each item, emphasizing the target sound (e.g., /s/, /s/, star). 
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SEEL At Home



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


  • Picture cards
  • A black or dark blue piece of paper

Activity: Super Space 

  • Identify the picture cards with your child, pointing out that some of the cards start with the /s/ sound and some do not.
  • Shuffle and place the cards in a pile then take turns choosing and identifying a card.
    • If the item on the card starts with /s/, let your child place it in “super space” (on the piece of paper).
    • If the item on the card doesn’t start with /s/ let your child place it in a discard pile.
  • Review the cards in “super space” again, emphasizing the /s/ sound (e.g., /s/ /s/ /s/ star).
  • Pretend to put on spacesuits, step into your spaceship, and search for more things that start with /s/ around your house.

Word cards

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