Thursday, September 20, 2012
Does My Letter Say......?
One of our favorite ways to review the letters and sounds we have learned is to play Does My Letter Say.......? I secretly tape a letter to each child's back and give them a record sheet with all of the letters we have learned on it. The goal of the game is to figure out what letter is on your back. The students go around and ask each other the only allowed question, "Does My Letter Say....?" They say one of the sounds that our new letters could make, and the other student can either say "Yes" or "No."
This requires some practice. First practice the question. They will want to ask, "Do I have a T?"....M, S etc. We practice the question several times. Next, practice the response. The kids will get soooooo excited and want to automatically tell them what their letter is. I make sure they know that they can only say "Yes" or "No." :)
The record sheet is there to mark off the letters/sounds that get a "No" response. When they have figured out what their letter is, they come see me!! I am the only person that can pull the letter off. To get your letter off you must tell me the letter name and the sound it make! They love this game so much they decided we should play it every Friday. (They picked Friday because they wanted to add it to our Fun Friday activities! YEAH, I love Fridays too!)
Click here to download the Large Letter Flash Cards from TPT. :)