Reflection: The Hungry Thing: Lesson To The Students

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During my observation in Mrs. Herd’s class I taught a phonemic lesson to the students. The phonemic lesson I chose for Mrs. Herd’s class was rhyming. During this lesson I taught the students how to identify rhyming words and how to rhyme with the ending sound /at/. The students will benefit from this lesson by gaining the ability to recognize and generate rhyming words. The strategy I used for this lesson is called “The Hungry Thing”. In this strategy the teacher reads a book to the students called The Hungry Thing by Jan Slepian and Ann Seidler. Before reading the story, the students are to sit in a circle as I explain the instructions to them. One student is going to play the hungry thing and the rest of the students are going to play the townspeople. The hungry thing is going to wear an envelope around his neck that says feed me in the front and thank you in the back and the rest of the students are going to receive food picture cards. In the story, the hungry thing can only say words that rhymes with the name of the food and the townspeople have to figure out what food names rhyme with what the hungry thing wants. For example, the hungry thing might say pilk and the townspeople have to respond with milk. Once the student figures out the rhyming word, the hungry things is going to…show more content…
Phonemic awareness is the ability to notice, think about, and work with the individual sounds in words. It is very important to teach phonemic awareness because it the start of teaching the students how to read. This lesson taught me about all the steps it takes to teach students about phonemic awareness. It’s something that can’t be done in one class. Phonemic awareness has for stages, word, syllable, onset rime, and phoneme. All these steps are crucial for learning how to read. This lesson taught me a lot about phonemic awareness and it’s a lesson I’ll be using in the near future when I begin

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