Ick, Ick, Icky
This lesson covers phonemic awareness,
decoding, blending, spelling patterns, and dictation. It can be used as
introduction or a follow up lesson.
Students will be able to identify letters and sounds associated with the
-ick word family. Students will be able to decode words with the -ick sound. Students will be able to spell words with the -ick spelling pattern.
1. Chart with -ick words
2. index cards with -ick words
3. highlight tape
4. white boards and markers
5. -ick poem from Fun Phonograms - Learning How Words Work, by Trisha Callella.
Phonemic Awareness Warm-up
“I’m going to tell you some things
happen at our school. If they are good,
I want you to say mmmm! If they are yuck
and icky, I want you to say “-ick”.
o You got gum on your shoe
o Someone shows their food at lunch
o We get to eat cinnamon rolls
o Someone has a runny nose
o We get to watch a movie
o Someone gets sick at lunch
· Show the –ick sound and chart with –ick words. (cover the –ick)
o Chart words:
chicken quickly sickly
I got seasick on the boat.
Tell children you are going to pass
with –ick words. They should find the
–ick chunk and highlight it with tape.
Read the card silently. Share
with a partner.
· Read cards as you take them back up. Make sentences with any unfamiliar words.
o homesick yardstick sticker lipstick
o toothpick ticket wicker slicker
o bicker click sidekick lovesick
o trickle nickel tickle drumstick
o candlestick cricket broomstick thicken
Use white boards to write sentences
o That man did a card trick.
o My dog chased a stick.
o My dad lit the wick on the candle.
Apply the lesson
· Choral read a decodable text with –ick words.
· Find all the –ick words.
Students may be given sentences to complete using the -ick word family.
Students may be asked to read a selection to the teacher that contains the -ick word family.
Student may do a web of -ick words.
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