Dirty Dishes

Objective

Associate the uppercase letter and lowercase letter d with the /d/ sound in words such as dish, duck, and dog.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • dot
  • dog
  • dirty
  • duck
  • dollar
  • dish

Materials:

  • Paper plates
  • Towel and dish drainer (optional)
  • Picture cards
  • Dot stickers, dot paints, or markers

Overview
The children will dry dirty dishes as they practice saying the /d/ sound in words that start with the letter D, such as dish, dirty, dog, den, and dip.

Literacy Activities
Dirty dishes

  • Attach the picture cards to paper plates.
  • Tell the children that the plates are dirty dishes because they have pictures all over them.
  • Have the children clean the dishes by removing the pictures.
  • Instruct the children to circle the letter D in the word on each picture card, and emphasize that the letter D makes the /d/ sound.

Dots on a dish

  • Allow the children to decorate a paper plate with dot stickers (or have them use dot paints or markers to create dots).
  • Help the children write the uppercase letter D and lowercase letter d all over their dishes, and have them say the /d/ sound each time they write a letter.
  • Allow the children to pretend to wash and dry the dishes before stacking them in a dish drainer (optional).

More Practice
Identify the target sound

  • Make a word wall of simple words that begin with the letter D (e.g., dot, dog, dug, dab, den, dig, dip).
  • Help the children identify the beginning and ending sounds of each word on the list by tapping their head for the beginning sound of the word and toes for the rest of the word (e.g., dot = /d/ tap head and /ot/ tap toes).
  • Point out that all of the words have the /d/ sound at the beginning of the word and start with the letter D.

Write the target letter

  • Help the children write the uppercase letter D and lowercase letter d several times on small pieces of paper or sticky notes.
  • Allow the children to place the sticky notes on a dirty dish (paper plate).
  • Have the children produce the /d/ sound each time they place a letter on the dish.

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Objective
Associate the uppercase letter D and lowercase letter d with the /d/ sound in words such as duck, dish, and dog.

Materials

  • Picture cards 
  • A paper plate
  • Towel and dish rack or dishwasher

Activity: Dirty Dish

  • Attach the picture cards to paper plates.
  • Tell your child that the plate is a dirty dish because it has letters and pictures all over it.
  • Have your child clean the dish by removing the pictures.
  • Instruct your child to circle the letter d in the word on each picture card and emphasize that the letter D makes the /d/ sound.
  • Help your child write the uppercase letter D and lowercase letter d on the paper plate.
  • Have your child pretend to wash and dry the dirty dish. 
  • The activity can be repeated several times.

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Standards

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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters in the alphabet.
2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.A: Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.

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Objective

Recognize and name the letter D.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • dish
  • dirty
  • draw
  • dots
  • drip
  • dry

Materials:

  • Styrofoam dishes
  • Spray water bottle
  • Small dish of dirt
  • Dish towel(s)

Overview
The children will wash and dry a special dish as they recognize and name the letter D.

Literacy Activities
Dirty Dishes

  • Write the letter on a whiteboard, name the letter, and have the children write the in the air with their fingers.
  • Show the children a dish with a D written on it and help the children identify the letter.
  • Demonstrate and then invite the children to help make the dish dirty by writing the letter D all over it in multiple colors using washable markers.
  • Invite the children to spray water droplets on the dish to make it damp. Tip the dish and observe the letters D as the drops drip down the dish.
  • Dry the dish and watch the colorful letters disappear.
  • Invite all of the children to make the dish damp again, then take turns sprinkling a little dirt on the dish to make it double dirty!
  • Spray water droplets to clean it, then dry the dish with a towel.
  • Encourage the children to repeat the activity as many times as desired.

More Practice
Write the target letter

  • Hold up a dish with a D written on it, and ask the children to name the letter on the dish.
  • Ask the children to write a D on a sticky note. Stick the note to a dish that you will display in the classroom as a reminder of the day you all made dirty dishes.
  • Have the children write a letter D on other sticky notes that they can stick on their shirts, jackets, and backpacks to remind them to share about Dirty Dish Day at school.

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Objective
Recognize and name the letter D.

Materials

  • Styrofoam dish
  • Washable markers
  • Spray water bottle
  • Dish towel

Activity: Dirty Dishes

  • Before the activity, write the letter D on the Styrofoam dish with washable markers.
  • Show your child the letter on the plate and ask him or her to identify it.
  • Invite your child to help make the dish dirty by writing the letter D all over it with the markers. 
  • When the dish is very dirty after writing all over it, spray water droplets to clean it. 
  • Dry the dish with a towel and check to be sure the letters have disappeared.
  • The activity can be repeated as desired.

Standards

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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper and lower case letters in the alphabet.

http://education.byu.edu/seel/library/