Support students to make a connection between the cover illustration and the title.
Predict the Topic
Explore book cover to predict the topic
Say Let’s look at the cover of the book and read the title. The title says, TheHard and Soft Sounds of C. I think this means the letter C can make more than one sound. Let’s examine the illustration.
Point to Kim and Ask Can you recognize this character? What is her name?
Point to the letter K and Ask I see the letter K, which is the first letter in the name Kim, in the speech bubble. What sound does the letter K make? (/k/)
Point to the word Hard and Say Yes and the sound /k/ is the hard sound of the letter C.
Point to Sarita and Ask Can you recognize this character? What is her name?
Point to the letter S and Ask I see the letter S, which is the first letter of the name Sarita, in the speech bubble. What sound does the letter S make? (/s/)
Point to the word Soft and Say Yes and the sound /s/ is the soft sound of the letter C.
Point to the title and Say Let’s read the title together: The Hard and Soft Sounds of C.
Ask What kind of book do you think this is? Is it a storybook, a science book, or an alphabet book?
(An alphabet book)
Say Yes. The alphabet book helps us learn the sounds letters make.
Ask What letter do you think we are going to learn in this alphabet book?
Say I predict we will read words in this book that begin with the letter C, but some of the words will begin with the /s/ sound of letter C and some will begin with the /k/ sound of letter C.
Let’s read and find out!