Boom Chicka Boom!
Rationale: As children are learning to read, they must learn to blend words. Therefore, they need adequate instruction in distinguishing phonemes and thus, blending them. In this lesson, the children will learn how to combine the phoneme oo = /OO/ into readable text.
Materials: Chant: "Boom Chicka Boom" (ON CHART
Book: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr. & John Archambault (Aladdin Picture Books)
Markers and Dry Erase Board
Large Set of Elkonin Boxes and Letters to Display
Elkonin Boxes and Variety of Letters for Each Child
Pencil and Paper for every 2 children
1. The teacher will begin the lesson by first reviewing the other vowels that the children have learned. Then she will tell the children that we are going to be practicing a new sound today. Ask if anyone can think of a word that contains the /OO/ sound. If so, have the children say that word together. Then ask if anyone knows how to spell that word. If so, put it on the board. If not, provide the spelling for the children.
2. Now, ask the children if they see
anything interesting about that
word. “Really? Well, what do you see?" . . . "Right! It
does have two o’s right next to each other. What do you suppose
stand for?" . . . "Those o's do make the same sound. But, guess
what?! When we put those o's together, they say /OO/! Pretty
Those letters look alike and sound alike. Great job!"
3. Let’s make up a tongue twister using
the /OO/ sound at least three
times. "Cool! The spoon fell
into the pool by the moon light." "Good going! You really
know the /OO/ sound! Let's have someone write that up on the
us. Now, let's underline the letters that make that /OO/ sound in
Underline: cool, spoon, pool, moon
4. Give each child his or her own set of
Elkonin boxes and letters. The teacher
puts his or her large set on the board for a guided practice with the
letterboxes. "First, let's all put three boxes out. Now, we
will spell pool. Remember that we only need three boxes because
/OO/ and that is one sound." The children will practice doing
letterboxes with several words, including moo, pool, , soon, cool, boot, tool, room,
boom, moon, loose,
5. I will then present the chant "Boom
Chicka Boom" and we will keep
a running tally of how many times we hear /OO/.
6. After enough guided practice, the
students will join a partner to read
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. They will be instructed to read the book
completely. Then, they will go back through the book slowly and
each word in which they hear the /OO/ sound.
7. We will come back as a group to compare our findings. (Hopefully, the children will have heard /OO/ in the same words.)
8. Assessment: The children will be given a list of words with which they will say out loud (individually). Then, the children will determine which words have the /OO/ sound and we will discard the others. The words with /OO/ will then be transferred to a large poster (with marker) by the children. The students will then illustrate the /OO/ words. Then, as a class, we will review our /OO/ words and conclude with our chant, "Boom Chicka Boom".
What does a cow say? Lesson: http://www.auburn.edu/rdggenie/breakthroughs/jacksonbr.html (Melissa Jackson)
Bruce A. and Lesniak, Theresa (1999). “The Letterbox
A Hands-On Approach for Teaching Decoding”. The
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