Beginning Reading Lesson
When children begin to read, it is essential for them to have an
of letters and their corresponding sounds but also diagraphs.
Sometimes when two or more letters are put
together, they make one sound. In this
lesson, Chomp Chomp Chocolate Chips, we will be emphasizing the c and h
they are together. Together these two
letters make the /ch/ sound. The students will learn to recognize this
combination in everyday reading.
for group (5 children)
Letters-lower case: c, h, i, p, r, a, o, t, m, u, n, k, g
Martin, Bill Jr. Chicka Chicka Boom
Boom. Simon &
Schuster Inc. 1989. New York: NY.
some starting with /ch/ and some not
Examples: chair, train, chart, shoe, stove, chip
Teacher set of letters and letterbox (larger version)
- I will begin our lesson by introducing
our topic. “Today we are going to talk
about a special set of letter that when they are put together, make one
sound. Everyone say chair, chomp, chart,
chip…Do any of you hear a similar sound?”
- We will review some letter/sound
relationships like the diagraph /ch/. We
will talk about some that we have already learned like /sh/. “Lets say some words that start with /sh/,
shoes, shirt, shop, shower. Good.” “Whenever you see a train what sound do you
think of? Choo-Choo…good”
Today whenever you hear someone say /ch/ or if you see /ch/
when you are reading, I want you to put you hand in a fist and move it
like you do when you see a choo-choo train.”
- “Lets try a tongue twister using our
new diagraph /ch/. Charlie chomps on
chocolate chips while chasing chipmunks. Everyone
say it three times together. Now lets
emphasize the /ch/ everytime we hear it. CH-arlie
CH-omps on CH-ocolate…. Good job”
- “Now everyone needs to get their
letterboxes and their letters. We are
going to spell some words that include our new diagraph /ch/. Since /ch/ makes one sound but is two letters,
how many boxes should it take up? One-good. I am going to show you how and then I will let
you practice. The word is chow… ch-o-w.
- Here are your words.
Words: 3-[chop, chug,
chat, chip] 4-[chomp, chunk].
- Now I am going to spell the words
without my boxes and I want you to tell me what I am spelling. For example, "Ch-u-g. Oh, Chug" Now you do
- Next I will give each student a copy
of the book Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. I
will have them read along with me and every time we hear /ch/ we will
move our arm like the train is coming. Then the student
will read with a partner.
will give each student a worksheet containing words and pictures with
words with other diagraphs like /st/, /sh/, /ck/. I
will have the students match the picture
with the correct word.
Here Comes the
Choo Chooooooo! http://www.auburn.edu/rdggenie/innov/moonbr.html
Martin, Bill Jr. Chicka Chicka
Boom Boom. Simon & Schuster Inc. 1989. New York: NY.
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