Lesson Plan Ideas for the Tt sound!

Letter T

Objective: To teach children to recognize the Tt sound.   More phonics ideas with our Lesson Plans. http://www.phonicsbyspelling.com/


  • Have Phonics By Spelling books and music. (Optional)   http://www.phonicsbyspelling.com/
  • Locate a clock that has the ticking sound.
  • Collect some pictures with the Tt sound as the beginning sound and letter.  Have other pictures, too.
  • Make the Tent book to do with children.  reader tent
  • Have some smiley face stickers.
  • Copy the Jump Rope Jingle, “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear” .
  • Have their name cards.
  • Consider teaching the two TH sounds soon.


If you have the Phonics By Spelling books, listen to 10 songs in Phonics By Spelling books including Tt, TH, and TH.  Touch each letter, picture, and spelling.  Enjoy the chants.

Replay the “Tt Ticking Clock” song.  Let each child listen to the ticking of a clock.   Say the sound together as a class.

Read the Jump Rope Jingle, “Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear”.   Read the poem again and have the children stand and do the actions with the poem.

  • Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,
  • Touch the ground. 
  • Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,
  • Turn around. 
  • Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,
  • Show your shoe. 
  • Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,
  • That will do.
  • Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,
  • Run upstairs. 
  • Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,
  • Say your prayers. 
  • Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,
  • Blow out the light. 
  • Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear,
  • Say goodnight.

Show pictures of things that have the Tt sound at the beginning, and some other pictures.   “Which pictures have the “Ticking Clock” sound?”  Write some words on sticky notes, and put on the wall card, the letter Tt, or a word wall. (to, ten, tent. etc.  –ed; tapped)

Take the children’s name cards and see who has a Tt in their name.  Talk about the TH sound if any of the children have it in their name.


Make the Tent book with the children.  Have them put stickers on each page to go with the number on that page.  Read the book together.  Have them find the word “tent” on each page.  Show how “tent” has a “t” at the beginning and at the end.  Have them read the book to their family.


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