It can be fun to teach the letter B! Today I have so many ideas to help you with your Letter B Lessons. I also have some Letter B Lesson Plans that you can download if you want all of my materials to teach the Letter B. First, let’s start out with a Letter B book list and Letter B crafts…
Letter B Book List
When teaching the letter A -start out with a Letter B Book List for Kindergarten. There are so many great books to read along with your Letter B unit!
Letter B Crafts
In addition, there are so many good Letter B crafts you can do too!
Letter B Literacy Center Ideas:
To teach the Letter B, I like to read a book about a BIRD (a pigeon needs a bath). I then help the class make a pigeon with my “Do you want to Make a pigeon” activity included in the lesson plans. In addition, I like to read Brown Bear, Brown Bear and Not a Box. I have activities for these included in the lesson plans as well. Lastly I like to go on a Bear Hunt. We read the Bear Hunt book and we sequence these activities. Finally I have a lot of different worksheets to help reinforce the Letter B. These are included in the Letter B Lesson plans as well.
- Letter B mini-book (included)
- Letter B worksheets (included)
- Do you want to make a pigeon (included)
- Letter B Matching game (included)
- Letter B beginning sound game/word family game (included)
- Farm Alphabet Book (included)
- Brown Bear, Brown Bear Activities (included)
- Not a Box Activities (included)
- Going on a Bear Hunt Sequencing Activities (included)
All of the activities included above can be bought in our store/(You may use your account funds to pay for these lessons!)
Letter B Story Time Ideas:
Here are some Letter B story time ideas to help you with your Letter B Lessons.
- Compare and contrast two different books by the same author… For instance, read The Pigeon needs a bath and the Pigeon rides the bus and compare and contrast these two books. Also as you make the Venn diagram, show the students how you are making a list … here is a list of what the pigeon wants and acts in book 1, here is a list in book 2, and then here is the way the two books are similar. This also leads into a greater discussion of wants and needs – and the difference between a want and need.
- Another thing you can compare/contrast this week is Brown Bear/Brown Bear to From Head to Toe by Eric Carle.
Letter B Writing Center Ideas:
Here are some Letter B Writing Center ideas to help your student learn to write.
- Make lists – Make a list of B words!
- Write the letter B with shaving cream
- Have the children make a list on what they want and what they need (included in the lesson plan purchase). This is always a good precursor to Thanksgiving material – and things we are thankful for.
- Other lists they can make for this week could be a list of animals (like Brown Bear/Brown Bear or the Baby BeeBeeBird),
- Another list ideas is things you can make with a box
Other Ideas to help teach the letter B:
Here is a list of other fun ideas to help you teach the letter B…
- Build with blocks
- Count beans or bears and match them on number cards
- Blow Bubbles
- Do you have a letter B in your name?
- Try/practice walking across a balance beam or a balance board
- mix baking soda and colored vinegar and watch the reaction!
- Bake Brownies
About the Authors:
Madreen Karle is a master first grade reading teacher with over 30 years of classroom experience. She taught reading in a special needs and English as a Second Language classroom. After retiring she wrote a reading program to help others learn how to teach reading. She is a trusted educator and author of 5 books to help teach children to read and write. In addition to her books, she is a mentor for 3 websites that give reading teacher tips (Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading, Mrs. Karle’s Reading Patch, and Mrs. Karle’s Handwriting Patch). Through her teaching she learned that confidence was the key to learning to read. A child who is not confident at reading does not like to read and struggles to read. Mrs. Karle created “sunshine moments” to help teach children how to grow their confidence and learn to read.
Meeghan Karle Mousaw (Madreen’s daughter) has her Master’s in Special Education. She has 7 years experience teaching children to read online. In addition, she developed a curriculum to teach children handwriting called The Handwriting Patch. With the Handwriting Patch learning is fun because children learn to draw and learn handwriting at the same time. In 2019 The Handwriting Patch curriculum became an amazon best seller the first year it was released, helping thousands of kids learn handwriting with a unique, fun method. She is mom to 6 kids, each with differently learning abilities and struggles.
The Reading Patch was established by the creators of Mrs. Karle’s Sight and Sound Reading. Together they have been featured on the NBC media outlets. Over the last 7 years in their online platform, Madreen and Meeghan have worked tirelessly with teachers, homeschoolers and parents looking to help children learn to read to become a trusted authority in teaching children to read and advocating early literacy skills. They often partner with other educational experts to deliver the most current information to the Reading Patch community.