Martin Plasse Martin Plasse

Letter D phonics
A1 Grade 2 level


Students will review and clarify the "d" sound, with teacher modelling, video modelling, worksheet work and the "Dancing Dad" story. Students will as a result, be taught various vocabulary words beginning with the "d" sound


Main Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking phonics practice for the letter "d" sound in the context of the Dancing Dad story

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide vocabulary clarification, review and practice in the context of the Dancing Dad story


Review and greetings (2-4 minutes) • Bring back last lesson's target language

Elicit the vocabulary from last lesson (3rd C lesson). Ask greetings question, and make sure they can answer correctly

Warmer/Lead-in (3-4 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage students

Get the students to dance. First by asking them, then turning on a song.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through the story

Go through the powerpoint, which is about the story.

Highlighting (2-3 minutes) • To draw students' attention to the target language

Play the Bounce Patrol video to bring the ss attention to the "d" sound.

Controlled Practice (8-10 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

Play the game in which ss say the word corresponding to a certain flashcard, and then get to throw a ball at a target to score points for their team.

Consolidation (8-10 minutes) • To concept check further and prepare students for free practice

Instructions go through each part of the exercises using a demonstration, and ICQs. The sheet is only given afterwards. Ss are provided with a worksheet involving recognizing the letter "d" from other letters on the one side, and to recognize and color the parts of a picture containing words beginning with the letter "d".

Cool Down (5-6 minutes) • To provide students with a break from active learning and to provide further exposure to the target language

Play the Sesame street video

Extra (3-7 minutes)

St volunteers come and draw the spoken words

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