After reading the story ask the class to guess what the house-sitter found. Then use pictures of household items for each letter of the alphabet.
Teachers can use them in two ways:
1. Cut out all photos and letter cards and laminate for durability. Use as a matching challenge; match item to its beginning letter.
2. Cut on dotted line only and fold on solid line. Laminate so photo is on one side and letter is on the other. Hold up a card showing the letter. Have kids guess what might have been found at Kat’s house. Then show the picture.
Also included is a key naming the items that correspond with each letter.
Goals of the lesson
Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters of the alphabet.
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.
Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
3!!! Bonus Items:
Responding worksheet that can be easily differentiated
Make-Your-Own ABC cards!