Shy Sharks Need to Share
have mastered the phoneme awareness of the
letters s and h they should be able to recognize s and h as one sound,
sh. These two letters put together are
known as a
diagraph. Learning the diagraph will
increase the student's reading fluency.
game pieces (words that have sh and a few others)
Letter box for
Books: Sharing is
Caring and The Shy Scarecrow.
explaining diagraph sh
written on chart paper
- Teacher will introduce the diagraph sh. "Class, today we will be
leaning about the special sound that makes sh. We already know that s and h make different sounds. Who
can tell me what sounds s and h
make?" "When you put s and h together
it makes the sh sound."
- "Who can tell me when most people hear
the shhh sound?" "That's
right, when we need to be quiet. So when
we hear the shh sound I want you to pretend you are
telling someone it is time to be quiet. Everyone
put your finger up to your mouth and make the shhh
sound. Who notices the air that is hitting
- Let's start out with a tricky tongue
twister, "Shiloh the shark should
share his shells." I want everyone to
stretch out the shhh in the tongue twister.
- "Now we are going to get out our
letterboxes and use them for some words that have sh
in them. We need to remember there can
only be one sound in each box."
- Words: (she,
shop, cash, fish, shark, trash, crash)
I need: a,
c, e, f, h, I, k, r, s, t
- Each children will be given primary
paper and he will write s, h, and sh together.
- Book will be given to each pair of
- Children will gather around
concentration game (4 children to each game).
Bernthal, Mark. Sharing is Caring. Golden Books Publishing Company.
Packard, Mary. The Shy Scarecrow. Scholastic, Inc. 2001.