This lesson plan is designed to teach kindergarteners the concept of numbers as they relate to counting. The lesson plan is designed for a small group of 3-5 students with similar learning needs (e.g., students with learning disabilities and/or behavioral issues). Given that these students may have limited attention spans and varying levels of ability, the materials need to be engaging, accessible, and adaptable.
The plan is meant to be used to teach kindergarteners in a small group (3-5 students) with similar learning needs. These plans should be engaging and accessible for students who have limited attention spans and may have learning disabilities and/or behavioral issues.
This lesson plan involves reading and writing the “a” sound. It is best used with kindergarteners in a small group (3-5 students) with similar learning needs. These plans should be engaging and accessible for students who have limited attention spans and may have learning disabilities and/or behavioral issues.
First, the teacher will lead a discussion about what words start with “a,” including alliteration. The goal is to get the students to say words that start with “a.” This will help them realize how many words start with this sound.
Then, the teacher will read aloud a book that starts with the letter “a” (e.g., Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst). The teacher should point out the letter “a” at the beginning of each page or at least every other page. Students should be asked to repeat after the teacher as they read it aloud. This can be done multiple times until they’re comfortable enough to read it themselves.
Next, students will complete a worksheet on understanding words that start with “a.” They’ll need to write down some of their favorite animals or foods (or whatever) and circle any letters that start with “a.”