Read the Letter A Book to children.
Online Letter Book
Click on the online letter book image. Have children listen to the dialog. Point to the letter and say
What's the name of this letter?
Let children answer and then repeat the letter name together. Let children point out the lowercase and uppercase letter. Continue to next page.
Have children listen to the dialog. Point to the picture on the page and ask
What is the object on this page called?
Let children answer and then click on the picture. Ask children to listen to the sound.
Now, let's say the word together.
As you say the word with children, emphasize the beginning sound. Continue to the next page.
Printable Letter Book
Print out all letter booklet pages and assemble booklet. Have children look at the title page.
What do you think this book is about? Do you know the name of this letter?
Let children answer and repeat letter name together. Let children point out the lowercase and uppercase letter. Continue to next page.
Read the text on the page and point to the picture.
Can you tell me what this object is called?
Let children answer.
What is the first letter of its name?
Let children point to the letter and name the letter.
Yes, "apple" (emphasize the beginning sound) starts with the letter A. Can you hear the sound of the letter A? /?/ as in apple.
Make the sound together with children. Continue to the next page.
To emphasize the beginning sounds of the letter A, sing the following song for each picture on the page:
(Tune: Farmer in the Dell)
Apple (replace with picture name) begins with /?/
Apple begins with /?/
/?/, /?/, can you hear
Apple begins with /?/.
Pass out copies of the book and allow children to follow along as the book is reread. Place a few copies of the book in the room for children to look through and read on their own or in pairs.
Print b/w version of the booklet and let children color the pages. Assemble booklet and let children share the booklet with their family members.