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Letter Sound Accuracy, Musical Chairs

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Activity Type: Build Accuracy
Activity Form: Game
Grade: K
Group Size: Small Group
Length: 10 minutes
Materials: Letter cards, music, bucket
Goal: Given a printed letter, the student can say a word that begins with that letter ( /a/ -> "apple" )
Items: All letter sounds learned so far.

What to do

  1. Before beginning the game, print Letter Cards and glue them to sturdy index cards. Place all cards into a bucket.
  2. Today we are going to play musical chairs. Raise your hand if you know how to play musical chairs. Good!
  3. My version of musical chairs is a little bit different. Just like in regular musical chairs, you will walk in a circle around the chairs as music is played. When the music stops you must sit down in a chair. There will be one more person than chairs. So, if you don’t get a chair, you are out.
  4. However, in my version of musical chairs, in order to keep your chair you must pick a letter from my bucket and give me a word that starts with that letter. If you don’t say a correct word, you are out! If everybody says a correct word, then only the person who didn’t get a chair is out.
  5. Does anybody have any questions? Answer any questions students may have.
  6. Make sure to remove a chair after each round. Also remove a chair if a student gets out for not naming an incorrect word.
  7. You should allow words that begin with the selected letter but not with the most common sound for that letter--eg, city for c. It is a good idea, at that point, to write the word on the board and explain why it is correct.
  8. You can also play this game with letter combinations, or with a mix of letters and letter combinations.
  9. For students who struggle, give them help and make a note in an Activity Log.

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