Rationale: The goal of this lesson is to teach the u= /u/ correspondence. During the lesson, the children will learn words with /u/ in them and will also be taught to blend the sounds altogether to pronounce both familiar and unfamiliar words.
-Fuzz and the Buzz (Educational Insights book)
-worksheet (crossword puzzle of short u words)
-dry erase board and markers
1. Review: We will review the most recently taught correspondence i = /i/ by reading a familiar book with this correspondence.2. Explain why: DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THE LETTER ON THE BOARD IS (Have a “u” written down). GOOD, THAT IS A “U”. WELL, TODAY WE ARE GOING TO BE LEARNING ABOUT THE SHORT U SOUND. HAS ANYONE EVER BEEN PUNCHED IN THE STOMACH BEFORE? WELL, IF YOU HAVE, YOU KNOW THE SOUND YOU MAKE SOUNDS LIKE “UUUUHH”. THAT IS THE SHORT U SOUND. CAN EVERYBODY MAKE THAT “UUUHH” SOUND WITH ME? GOOD. NOW, LET’S ADD THE PUNCH MOTION TO IT (I show them) AS WE SAY “UUUHHH!”
3. Explain how: NOW, WE ARE GOING TO SAY A LITTLE TONGUE TWISTER…FULL OF /u/. SOUNDS! “UGGY THE UMBRELLA WENT UP, UP, UP UNTIL HE REACHED. I WANT YOU TO REPEAT AFTER ME. GOOD! NOW, LET’S ADD THE UNCH AND DRAW OUT THE / u / WHEN WE HEAR IT… “U-U-U-GGY THE U-U-UMBRELLA…”
4. Model: SO, HOW CAN THIS PUNCH AND “UUHH” NOISE HELP WHEN I AM HAVING TROUBLE WITH A WORD? I CAN SEE THE WORD “FUN” AND REALIZE THAT IT IS F-U-U-U-U-N (because I hear the “punch” sound in the middle of the word)! NOW, LET’S TRY WITH A WORD YOU GIVE ME WITH THE / u/ SOUND!
Simple practice and model:
NOW, IT’S YOUR TURN! MAKE THE ‘U-U-UHHH” NOISE WHEN YOU HEAR A
WORD WITH A SHORT U IN IT. GOOD! DO OYU HEAR /u/ IN ‘GET’ OR ‘CUP’? ‘DECK’ OR ‘LUCK’, etc. NOW
WE’RE GOING TO PRACTICE WRITING THE
LETTER /u/ THAT MAKES THE “U-U-UHHH” SOUND.
TAKE OUT YOUR PENCIL AND PAPER AND REMEMBER WE’LL START AT THE
DOWN TO THE SIDEWALK, CURVE BACK UP TO THE FENCE, AND MAKE YOUR STEM TO
SIDEWALK AGAIN TO GET A U. I WANT YOU TO
DO 4 MORE ON YOUR PAPER FOR ME AND RAISE YOUR HAND WHEN YOU ARE
FINISHED. NOW I WANT YOU TO SPELL THE
WORDS I GIVE YOU. READY?
NOW I WANT YOU TO READ ALOUD AS A CLASS THE WORDS I HAVE WRITTEN DOWN: drug, bug, run
Whole texts: The
students will then read Fuzz and
the Buzz (Give an exciting booki talk). I WANT EACH OF YOU TO READ
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