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Letter P phonics - lesson 1
A1 - grade 2 level


The ss will learn to discern and pronounce the letter p, along with some words using such sound, in the context of "The Pink Pig" story.


Main Aims

  • To provide accuracy speaking practice in a pronunciation in the context of the Pink Pig story
  • To provide clarification and practice of some words beginning in "p" in the context of the Pink Pig story

Subsidiary Aims

  • To provide detailed reading practice using a text about a pink pig in the context of the Pink Pig story


Warmer/Lead-in (9-10 minutes) • To engage students and prepare for lesson TL

The T does regular greetings with the WC and then with two specific ss. Then the WC reviews the letter phonics up to the letter P. The T then elicits words using the O sound from the previous lesson.

Clarification (picnic) (4-6 minutes) • To clarify the meaning, form and pronunciation of the target language

The T plays a guessing game with the ss. He slowly draws the scene a picnic on the board and the ss have to find out what it is as soon as possible. The first team to shout it out wins a point. The T then asks some CCQs to make sure everyone knows.

Exposure - Highlighting (12-14 minutes) • To provide context for the target language through a text or situation

The class listens to the Bounce Patrol video on the letter P once or twice. Right away the WC follows with the reading of "The Pink Pig" story. As they go through the story they add in the foods print outs in the drawn "backpack".

Controlled Practice (10-12 minutes) • To concept check and prepare students for more meaningful practice

The ss compete for speed. Every duo of opponent will first say the corresponding word first after being shown a picture, and then will try to be the first to throw a ball at the written word that the T spoke.

Video (6-7 minutes) • To provide extra exposure and fun to the ss

Sesame Street video

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