This Glue is Sticky!!
In order for a child to develop phonemic awareness, they must have an understanding of short vowel sounds. This concept is essential in order for a child to be a successful reader. This lesson will help students understand the correspondence i = /i/ by illustrating the concept with memorable tools used in showing them the /i/ sound in spoken and written words.
- Tin Man Fix-It for each student
- Chart with the tongue twister on it (Iggie the Indian is in the igloo)
- Primary paper and pencils for each student
- Letterboxes for each student
- Set of oversized letterbox and letters (teacher copy for board)
- Plastic letters for each student (b, i, t, f, n, h, m, d, d, s, p, w, g, c, c, k, l, r)
- Picture of “icky sticky” (girl with glue on her hands)
- White paper for each student
- Picture page with illustrations [pig, duck, bed, hill, twig, bib, fish, pan, witch,
Iiii iiiis iiiin the iiiigloo.) Good job!”
2.“Now, let’s all look at a tongue twister. Everybody read it together. (Iggie the Indian is in the igloo). Great! This time when we say it, every time we hear the /i/ sound, let’s all make the ‘icky sticky’ hand motion and stretch out the /i/ sound. (Iiiigie the
3.Have the students tell if they hear the /i/ sound in different words. “Do you hear /i/ in: sit or stand? lip or nose? small or
out a piece of primary paper and a pencil. Everyone do what I do (model on the board/have lines on the board that match their
paper). We start at the fence and go down to the sidewalk. Now, pick up your pencil and give him a dot just above the fence.
Everyone do that 5 more times on your paper while I walk around and make sure that they look right.”
4.“Now that we have all mastered the /i/ sound, (do “icky sticky” with fingers) we are going to practice writing the letter i. Take
his friend Jim plant a garden. Sid, the big kid, comes by on his skateboard and runs into Tim, making him fall apart. To find out
if they can put Tim back together, you’re going to have to read.” Have the students read on their own. If students encounter a
problem reading, they will raise their hand and wait for teacher assistance. When they are done, ask them what words they read
that had the /i/ sound in them. Write these words on the board.
6.Pass out copies of Tin Man Fix-It. “Today we are going to read Tin Man Fix-It. This book is about Tim, a tin man who is helping
the page. Have the students circle the pictures that have the /i/ sound.
7.For assessment, pass out the picture page and as a class name each picture. With the class, read the names of the pictures on
B. A., & Lesniak, T. (1999). The letterbox
lesson: A hands-on approach for
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Phonics Reader Short
Vowel Tin Man Fix-It.
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