Questions: Essential Question: Why do we need language? Unit Question: Why do some letters make different sounds? How does it help us to list the alphabet in a certain order? Content Question: Why are some letters vowels? Why are some letters consonants?
Summary In this Unit we will learn the alphabet. We will learn the sound(s) that each letter makes and learn why some letters make more than one sound. We will use examples with certain words such as animals, food, places, etc to help pronounce our letters correctly. Lastly we will learn about vowels and consonants and learn the difference between them.
Role of the Teacher My role will be to teach the students as much about the alphabet as possible through songs, stories, games, and other examples. I will help students speak their letters correctly which will in return help them speak words correctly. This will then help them make it easier for them to learn to read and write correctly.
Role of the Parent Your job will be to make sure your child comes home and practices the alphabet each day. A good way is through flashcards you can do this with them to make sure they are pronouncing the letters and the words correctly. Another good practice is through technology games such as leapfrog which is program that children enjoy that teaches them in a fun way.
Role of the Student The student’s job is simply to pay attention in class and go over their alphabets as much as they can at home and at school.
Benefits of this Unit This unit benefits students because it helps them say their pronounce their letters and words correctly. This then leads students to reading and writing correctly because once they learn how speak their letters they will also know how to sound them out which will make it easier to read and write.
Standards for this Unit Standard(4) Use words that describe and represent real-life objects and actions.
Objectives for this Unit Students will learn to pronounce letter names and words properly. Students will learn to read letter names and words properly. Students will learn different sounds for the letters. Students will learn the difference between vowels and consonants.
Project Based Learning Project Based Learning is when the teacher guides the students into what they should be doing, but the student has to figure it out what they should be learning for themselves. Students will learn through fun actives and projects is what project based learning is.