projector screen with pictures of an elf,  egg, and elephant. Text says "what the first sound"

What's The First Sound?

Learning Goals: Phonemic Awareness, Teacher-Directed, Letter-Sound Correspondance, Group Activity

    •  On a smartboard (or whiteboard) several blocks of color are shown, and underneath is a photo of a thing that starts with the focus letter.

    • Students share the name of the object, and the letter-sound associated with the first letter.

    • Educator and students collaboratively make a list of words that start with the focus letter (e.g., E).

    • Students then practice writing the letter E. 

    • Letter-Sound Correspondance can be extended by showing pictures of things that start with that letter, but make a different sound (for example,  Elf and Eraser)