# Margaret L. Pettey

Rationale:

In order for children to read and spell, it is important for them to be able to recognize letter combinations or digraphs. Digraphs contain two or more letters and are combined together to form one mouth move.  Digraphs can be found in many words. For children to develop their reading ability they must be able to recognize and pronounce digraphs.  One digraph that will help children develop this ability is the  sh=/sh/.

Materials:

-Elkonin boxes (1 set per student)

-Letter Manipulatives: c,a,f,i,u,t,w,n,e,p

-Worksheet: pictures of car, ship, boat, shell, shoe, brush

-One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish (Dr. Seuss, 1960, Random House Inc.)

-Chart paper with the chants:
(1.) Sh! Sh! Stop that Noise!
Sh! Sh! Stop that Noise!
Come on boys, tell all the girls
Tell all the girls to stop that noise!
Boys:Sh! Sh! Stop that Noise!
Sh! Sh! Stop that Noise!
Everyone: Come on girls, tell all the boys
Tell all the boys to stop that noise!
Girls:Sh! Sh! Stop that Noise!
Sh! Sh! Stop that Noise!
Everyone: Sh! Sh! Stop that Noise!

(2) You've got to shake, shake, shake your sillies out
Shake, shake, shake your sillies out
Shake, shake, shake your sillies out

Procedure:

“Remember, we are learning letters make different sounds by the way our mouth moves. Today we are going to learn sh=/sh/.When when someone is being too loud what do we tell them?  That's right!  We say Shhh!  Today we are going to  learn that when one puts s and h together we get the sound /sh/.” (Now do the Shh! Shh! Chant. )

Let's all practice saying the /sh/ sound.  Put your finger over your mouth and pretend like you are asking the class to be quiet.  Let's say it three times together- sh, sh, sh.  Great job!  Do you know what two letters make the /sh/ sound?  That is correct, s and h.  Listen for the /sh/ sound as I say some words.  Do you hear /sh/ in wish or clap? Shovel or hammer?  Plate or crash?

Now we are going to do the letterbox lesson.  Get out your boxes and the letters: sh (taped together) c,a,f,i,u,t,w,n,e,p. I will do the first one to show you what to do and then you will do the rest of the words.  Remember when you do the letterboxes you need to put each sound in a different box.  Letterboxes you need to put each sound in a different box.   Lets also go back and  and review our new sound :  /sh/.  When the s and  h get together, they  are too loud.  and we tell them :  /sshh/.  Thats right! Let me show you how to spell the word wish using my letterboxes:

We are going to use three boxes.  We are going to spell wish

/w/  PUT THE W IN THE FIRST BOX
/i/    PUT THE I IN THE NEXT BOX
/sh/  PUT THE SH IN THE LAST BOX
Why do you think the she going in one box together? Right, because it makes one sound.  Spell fish, ok now clear your board

Spell shut.

(Finish by reading Dr. Seuss’ “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” and doing the chant Shake out your sillies!)  What words do you notice have the sh sound?

Assessment:

For assessment, I will pass out a worksheet with pictures with the /sh/ sound and pictures that do not have the /sh/ sound.  I will ask the students to color the pictures and write the word under the picture if it contains the sound /sh/ (letterboxes will also be provided for a spelling scaffold). Words on the worksheet:  car, ship, boat, shell, shoe, brush, drum

Referencehttp://www.rainbowsongs.com/songs/shake%20your%20sillies.shtml

Sh! Sh! Stop That Noise!
Emergent Literacy
Mitzi Milam
http://www.auburn.edu/rdggenie/chall/milamel.html

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