- Revise the letters that will appear in the activity (a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, j, l, m, n, p, r, s, t, u, w) by writing them on the board and asking the children to tell you what they are.
- To provide children with an example of what they will have to do in the activity, hold up a picture of a bus or draw a simple picture on the board and ask the children to tell you what it is. Then write the word bus on the board.
- Point to the initial letter of the word bus (b) and ask the children What letter is this? Once they have told you, point to the word bus and say This is a ‘b’ word.
- Do the same with a car, emphasizing that This is a ‘c’ word.
Completing Circle the ‘b’ word Worksheet
- Hand out the worksheet and get the children to look at the illustrations and the first letter of each word.
- Model the activity orally, telling the children to, for example, Point to the ‘b’ word. Repeat this with different words until the children understand clearly what they have to do.
- The children will now be ready to do the worksheet. Tell them to take out their pencils and to circle the word you call out. If necessary, model this with a pencil and a copy of the worksheet so that they understand what they have to do.
- Call out the instructions in any order, eg, Circle the ‘b’ word, Circle the ‘l’ word, etc, pausing between each word to give the children time to circle it. The activity is finished when the children have circled all the words on the worksheet.
- You will need to walk around the room checking that the children are on the right track as there is no way of checking once the worksheet is finished and all the words have been circled.
- When all the words have been circled, children can colour the pictures. If there is limited time, the colouring activity can be set for homework.
Suggestion: For oral reinforcement of the initial sounds and the pronunciation of the vocabulary items presented you could say Give me a ‘b’ word, etc and get the children to call out the corresponding words. Once they have grasped the idea, get them to continue this activity with a partner.