Let’s All Be Buds
By: Seth Clark
Rationale: Reading fluency is an important step
the improvement of reading comprehension, which is the goal of reading
instruction. The goal of this lesson is to teach the u= /u/
correspondence. During the lesson, the children will learn words
in them and the correspondence will be enhanced by spelling and reading
with the /u/ sound.
Material: Primary paper and pencil,
Student copies of Bud the Sub by
Sheila Cushman and published by Educational Insights, Elkonin
letterboxes and cutout letters for students, student copy of Tin Man Fix It by Sheila Cushman and
published by Educational Insights and a
picture page that contains pictures of the following: a bug, truck, a
sink, a teddy bear, the sun, a crib, a tree, a dog. For the letter box
the words are 2(up, is), 3 ( sub, but, bad, pig, duck, gush), 4 (truck,
clock, drum, bluff), 5 (scrub, trust, crunch).Letters needed; u, p, i,
s, b, t,
a, d, g, r, c, k, l, o, c, m, f, f, t, n, h.
- Review: We will
review the most recently taught correspondence i = /i/ by reading the
familiar book Tin Man Fix It in pairs with this
- Draw the number of boxes needed for
the word sunk on the overhead and model to the children how to put one
sound in each box.
- Then as a class we are going to spell
two words together. So everyone get out your letterboxes and your
letters. You will need the letters; u, p, i, s, b, t, a, d, g, r, c, k,
l, o, c, m, f, f, t, n, h. For these two
words we are only going to need the letterboxes that have only two
spaces. Model how to spell the words up and is. Walk around and check
all the student work to make sure that they are doing it correctly.
- Instruct the children to get out of
their other letterboxes and make it to where they can see only 3 boxes.
Remind them that this means the word we will spell has three sounds not
three letters. Have the children spell the following words; (sub, but,
bad, pig, duck, gush), walk around being sure that all the students are
putting one phoneme into each box, not just one letter.
- Have the students fold the boxes to
show four boxes. Repeat the same procedure as in number four with the
following words; 4 (truck, dust, clock, drum, bluff).
- Now, have the students fold the
letterboxes to show five squares. Repeat the same procedure as in
number four with the following words; (scrub, trust, crunch).
- Now, on the overhead projector, spell
the words that the children just spelled and call on individual
students to read them
- Book talk on the new Book: Bud
the Sub. Bud the sub is a small sub. His captain is Gus. Bud must
go a save a tug boat. You will have to read the book to see if Bud is
strong enough to pull it in to safety.
- Have the children get back into their
pairs to read a new book to one another. Walk around the room to assist
and assess progress. Encourage self help skills like reading on, body
coda, or cover-ups.
- Have students circle words that
contain the letter u in them. From the picture page that contains
pictures of the following: a bug, truck, a book, a sink, a teddy bear,
the sun, a crib, a tree, a dog.
- Have students write a message on their
primary paper. The topic can be what is your favorite food? Or it can
be anything that you chose.
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