1. Introduce the word "flower"
  2. Read phrases with the word "flower"

  1. Pocket chart
  2. A tape or CD of music for the game Musical Words
  3. Word ring with the words from the previous lessons
  4. Word cards from the previous lessons
  5. Six word cards with the word "flower" in lower case letters
  6. Sentence Strips

  7. Pictures on 5"x8" index cards

  8. Objects

  9. Worksheets 1-7A, 1-7B, 1-7C



  1. Letter Names
    1. Sing the alphabet song with the students a couple of times as you carefully touch each letter on your display.
    2. Make sure the students slow down when they come to L, M, N, O, P and the letters T, U, V. One good way to do this would be to have the students clap when they sing the letters N and U.
    3. Write the letter "Aa" on the board. Point out which letter is the capital "A" and which one is the small "a". 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. Help the students clap out and count the syllables of objects in the room.

  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 "flower"
    1. Start by showing the students a flower and asking them what it is. If there are second language learners, be sure "flower" is identified in both English and the primary language but put the emphasis on the English.
    2. Demonstrate to the students the sign for "flower". Explain the fact that the sign for "flower" illustrates the smelling of a flower. Make sure all the students can correctly sign the word "flower" as they say it.
    3. Now show the students the word "flower" and explain that "this is the word for flower". Have the students say and sign the word "flower" as you hold a word card next to the flower. Then put a word card for "flower" in the pocket chart below the picture of a flower.
    4. Call on individual students to say sentences with the word "flower" while you hold up the word card. Have the class repeat each sentence. Make sure the students emphasize and sign the word "flower" each time they say it.
    5. Optional - do the matching activity described in Lesson 1 with six copies of the word "flower" and six copies of each of two review words.

  5. Game - Musical Words
    1. Have your students sit in a circle. Pass several words around as music is playing.
    2. Have each student who is holding a word when the music stops read and sign it.
    3. Then have the whole class read and sign each word.

  6. Read Phrases With The Word "flower"
    1. Place the phrases 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 phrases together.
    3. Then choose individual students to read the phrases and find and pick up the corresponding objects and pictures.

  7. Seat Work
    1. Have each student do Worksheets 1-7A and 1-7B.


  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 1-7C to do at home.
    2. Tell the students to show their families how to read and sign the words.