Martin Plasse Martin Plasse

Letter K phonics - lesson 1
A1- grade2 level


Students will review and clarify the "k" sound, with teacher modelling, video modelling, worksheet work and the "The king is..." story. Students will as a result, be taught various vocabulary words beginning with the "k" sound.


Main Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a phonics focus in the context of the King is... story

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide clarification and practice of words starting with "k" in the context of the King is... story


greetings and review (2-3 minutes) • consolidate the previous lessons TL

Elicit the TL from the ss and give out points for good answers.

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

Start by playing the storybots video. Ask them afterwards which letter will be the subject of the present lesson. Ask the ss right away what words they picked up from the video, and write them on the BB. Play the video twice if needed.

Exposure (8-10 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

The T asks the ss if they've read the story to get a first sense of their familiarity with the context. The ss can take out their books at this point. The story is presented to ss with or without the recording.

Clarification (10-13 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

Go slowly through the ppt. Drill pronunciation and ask CCQs. Focus on spelling by doing a jumping jack routine and\or associating each vocabulary element with a unique gesture. Take every opportunity to tie it with the context story.

Break (2-3 minutes) • provide ss a break in teaching, and further expose them to the TL

Play the Bounce patrol video.

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

The T sets up a memory game in which the words and pictures of the TL are arranged face down on the BB. Each chosen st gets to turn over 2 sheets. If they match, the sheets remain face up and the st's team scores. If they don't, the sheets are turned back to face the BB.

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

Explain, demonstrate and distribute crosswords WS.

Extra activity (5-6 minutes) • to provide further exposure and variety and keep the WC involved with the TL

Play the Sesame street video

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