To become fluent readers, children must be able to decode several
correspondences. In this lesson, students will learn the i = /i/
correspondence. The students will learn to recognize the /i/ sound in
and written words.
of Tin Man Fix-It book
for each student, a large primary paper pad, another sheet of primary
with the tongue twister on it “Is the
important Indian inside the igloo?” Elkonin letter boxes, letters:
s, h, t, p, k, d, g, f, b, l, r ], primary paper, pencils.
- On the large primary
paper pad write the letter i. “Today we are going to
learn the sound that the letter i makes.”
- “Have you ever got
something really sticky or gooey on your hands, like dough? Show
students how you shake something sticky off your hands and say the /i/
sound. Have students repeat the /i/ sound while shaking their hand(s).
- Take out the sheet with
the tongue twister on it. “This is a tongue twister with lots of /i/
sounds. I want you to listen the first time as I read it, and then read
with me the second time. Don’t forget to shake that icky /i/ sound with
your hands.” “Is the important Indian inside the igloo?” “Now
lets read it again and don’t forget about your icky hands! “Iiis the
iiimportant iindian iiinside the iiigloo?”
- “Lets practice listening
for the /i/ sound in words. Can you shake your icky hands in these
words? “ inside or outside. Tent or igloo. “Now you come up with words
and we will check and see if we hear the icky sticky /i/ sound.” Have
students give you words, write them down on the primary paper pad and
then ask if they hear the sound in them.
- Now you will use the
letterboxes. Put out two boxes. Model for the students how to spell it using the letterboxes and the phonemes in the spoken
word. “Lets practice the word it together. Do we hear
the icky sticky /i/ sound in it? Yes and it is the
first sound we hear. So we put the letter i in the
first box. What other sound do we hear in it? /t/ that
is right. What letter makes the /t/ sound? Yes, so lets put the letter t in the second box. Now lets read the boxes together.
Iiiiiittttttt. It. Have students spell the following words: 2: [in,
is], 3: [hit, pin, kid], 4: [sink, gift], 5: [blink, split].
- Now we are going to read Tin
Man Fix-it. This book is about a tin man named Tim that has an
accident and needs to be fixed! Lets read and find out if someone can
fix him! Read the book with students, having a group read one page at a
- Have each student write a
message using words with the i sound.
To assess students. Ask each student
to spell a word for you individually. Listen for the student to sound
sounds. Also, students will write messages using the /i/ sound.
writing samples to see if students have grasped the correspondence.
Sticky Peanut Butter.”
Fix-It. Carson, Educational Insights.
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