Animated Literacy Lesson Plan
I. Review (10 min.)
A. Previously learned character’s gesture, letter and sound (Pattern
Reading Writing & Singing Book)
B. Alternate the following:
1. Practice previously introduced pattern-substitution songs.
(Pattern Reading Writing & Singing)
2. Practice character song using tape or book. (Read-Along, Sing-
3. Practice words from the word wall. (Draw to Read and Write)
C As comprehension increases, use “modified cloze” activity.
(Animated Alphabet Story, Song, and Action Book p.162)
II. Introducing an Animated Literacy Character (30 min.)
A. Read Related Literature: Use either suggested literature in
the teacher’s guide (Story Song and Action Book, p. 47) or your own
related selection to introduce a character.
B. Storytelling: Tell or read the Animated Literature character’s
C. Echo Singing: Use echo singing to teach the Animated Literacy
character’s song and accompanying motions.
D. Tracking: Have students track the words at the bottom of the
picture with a finger as they echo the song a second time.
E. Sound Substitutions: After introducing a sound, have fun using
the sound to create words in a pattern song. (Story Song and
Action Book, p.38) *Note: Reading aloud Oh The Thinks You Can
Think or If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss, No Such Things by Bill
Peet or Jabberwocky by Lewis Carrol in conjunction with this
activity will help students realize that real authors sometimes
play with sounds to make up words when they write.
F. Draw,Write & Color: The students color the character’s
picture. The sheet is then torn out and taken home and
students teach the song and gesture to their families.
Students may write a story or related picture on a separate