Sound of the Week Lesson for /oy/
written and compiled by
Katrina Lybbert

Language Arts

The sound this week is the vowel combination /oy/ as in joy.
Emphasize the /oy/ sound often throughout the day.  Have your child repeat the sound with you.

Put up your sound wall poster.

The main theme for the week is:  Toys

Books to read aloud that support the theme:

Olivia and the Missing Toy by Ian Falconer
Leo Cockroach: Toy Tester by Kevin O'Malley
The Berenstain Bears' Mad, Mad, Mad Toy Craze by Stan and Jan Berenstain
Toy Farmer by Andrew Pelletier
The Toy Brother by William Steig
The Christmas Ship by Dean Morrissey
Toys and Dolls Around the World by Meryl Doney
Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins
Magic Land of Toys by Alberto Manguel
The Little Engine That Could retold by Watty Piper
Lost in Little Bear's Room by Else Holmelund Minarik

Poems that support the theme:

"The Best Toy of All"
written by Katrina Lybbert

Toys come in all shapes and sizes,
Some are for girls and some are for boys.
Some we can ride on,
Some we can hold,
And some we can cuddle and love.
Toys are incredible fun!
Toys are for everyone!

But the best toy of all...

Is my ____________.  (fill in the blank with your child's favourite toy)
 
 

Songs that support the theme:

"Toyland"
"Its Time to Clean Up"

ITíS CHRISTMAS TIME
Author Unknown
Tune:  ďIím A Little TeapotĒ

Itís Christmas time,
Oh what joy.
Santa is coming
Bringing lots of toys.

Christmas trees
So green and tall,
Friends and family
Love for all!
 

Handwriting Assignments:

Day 1:  Practice writing the letter "o" on one line of handwriting paper.

Day 2:  Practice writing the letter "y" on one line of handwriting paper.

Day 3:  Practice writing the vowel combination "oy" on one line of handwriting paper.

Day 4:  Practice writing the word "toys" one or two times.

Day 5:  Practice writing any of the other theme words one or two times.
 

Activities and/or Art Projects

Toys and Games Coloring Pages

Play with toys!

Make some toys or games.

Take pictures of all your child's toys.  Make a poster or scrapbook to remember the toys.  It is fun to look back when your child is older and see how things have changed.
 

Other Theme Words and Ideas

Other theme words - boy, joy, royal, voyage, loyal, destroy, oyster, corduroy and so on...

Books to read aloud that support the other theme words or the vowel combination /oy/:

The Dirty Cowboy by Amy Timberlake
Finding Joy by Marion Coste
I'd Be Your Princess: A Royal Tale of Godly Character by Kathryn O'Brien
I'd Be Your Hero: A Royal Tale of Godly Character by Kathryn O'Brien
The Royal Bee by Frances and Ginger Park
Annushka's Voyage  by Edith Tarbescu
Corduroy by Don Freeman

Poems that support the other theme words or the vowel combination /oy/:

"The Shepherd Boy" by Maud Keary (from Enchanted Tulips and Other Verses for Children)

Songs that support the other theme words or the vowel combination /oy/:

"Boys and Girls, Come Out to Play"
"Joyful Christmas"
"Who Has Seen Little Boy Blue"
 

More Related Sounds to Explore (Optional)

The following sound also makes the same sound as the vowel combination /oy/.  You can spend time now exploring this sound if you wish.  Follow the outline above to create a lesson plan of your own for the following words.

/oi/ as in noise, oil, voice, coin, joint, rejoice, poison, asteroid, choice
 
 



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