1. Introduce the word "boy"
  2. Read sentences with the word "boy"

  1. Pocket chart
  2. Hand puppet
  3. A book of Nursery Rhymes or other children's rhymes
  4. Word ring with the words from the previous lessons. Be sure to periodically change the order of the words on the word ring.
  5. One word card with the word "boy" in lower case letters
  6. Sentence Strips

  7. Pictures on 5"x8" index cards

  8. Objects

  9. Worksheets 1-10A, 1-10B, 1-10C



  1. Letter Names
    1. Sing the alphabet song as the puppet touches the letters up to the letter "Ii".
    2. Write the letter "Dd " on the board. Be sure to point out the capital and lower case versions of the letter. Have the students say the name of the letter and look for it in their names and in words around the room.

  2. Phonemic Awareness
    1. Read a rhyme like Hickory Dickory Dock a few times. Then have the students recite it with you.

  3. Review The Words On The Word Ring
    1. Have all the students read the words together.
    2. If your group is small enough, have each student read the words. Otherwise choose students you feel need the most help.

  4. Introduce The Word "boy"
    1. Start by showing a picture of a boy or by having the boys in the class stand up or raise their hands. If there are second language learners, be sure "boy" is identified in both English and the primary language but put the emphasis on the English.
    2. Demonstrate to the students the sign for "boy". Explain the fact that the sign for "boy" illustrates the visor of a boy's cap. Make sure all the students can correctly sign the word "boy" as they say it.
    3. Now show the students the word "boy" and explain that "this is the word for boy". Have the students say and sign the word "boy" again as you hold a word card next to the picture of a boy. Then put a word card for "boy" in the pocket chart below the picture of a boy.
    4. Call on individual students to say sentences with the word "boy" while you hold up the word card. Have the class repeat each sentence. Make sure the students emphasize and sign the word "boy" each time they say it.w

  5. Read Sentences With The Word "boy"
    1. Place the sentences from the materials list above in the pocket chart. And place the objects and pictures on the floor or on a nearby table.
    2. Have all the students read the sentences together.
    3. Choose individual students to help the puppet find and read the new word for the day in the sentences.
    4. Then choose individual students to read the sentences and find and pick up the corresponding objects and pictures.

  6. Seat Work
    1. Have each student do Worksheets 1-10A and 1-10B.


  1. Review Sessions
    1. After the lesson is over, pin up copies of the day's words and phrases around the room where the students can see them.
    2. Have the students say and sign the words at least twice during the day.

  2. Homework
    1. Give each student Worksheet 1-10C to do at home.
    2. Tell the students to show their families how to read and sign the words.