Tamra Swindall

Shake Out the SH!

Rationale:

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:

Shoe Man By, Steck Vaugn and Kunka, Alice, chart with pictures of /sh/ words and non /sh/ words, and a worksheet

Procedure:

1. Introduce the lesson by asking the children what sound would you make when telling someone to be quiet.  After they have told me the sound /sh/ I will then ask then what do you think the two letters are that make that sound.
2. The /sh/ sound is made of two letters the s and the h.  Let's practice the /sh/ sound all together.  Now I would like you to tell me what words you hear the /sh/ sound in:  Fish or Kiss; List or Dish; ect.
3. Now let's try a tongue twister with the sound /sh/:"Shy Shelly shouted loudly shaking Sharon."  Now let's all say it together; again.  Now let's try stretching out the /sh/ sound at the beginning of each word.  "Shshy Shshelly shshouted loudly Shshsaking Shsharon."  Great job!
4. Now I want you to look at these pictures on the board and tell me which ones have the sound /sh/ in them?  Now I want you to tell me if you hear the /sh/ sound in the front of the word or the end of the word.
5.  Now I am going to give you a book that is called Shoe Man and I want you to get wih a friend.  You and your friend need to look throught the book to
find /sh/ words.  Ask the children to then read you some of the words they have found in the text.  Then have them read the text with a buddy while you walk around and help them with difficult words.
6.  Ask children to stand up behind their desk and tell them that whenever they hear a word with the sound /sh/ to shake their bodies.  Have a list of words with the sound /sh/ and other sounds so the children will alternate shaking their bodies.
7.  Next give the children a worksheet and have them put the /sh/ in the correct blank so that it will make a word.

Example:
--ape÷(shape)
--di÷(dish)
--y÷(shy)
--ake÷(shake)
--fi÷(fish)

References:

Kunka, Alice.  Shoe Man.  Steck-Vaughn, Austin, 1991 (Phonics Reading)
http://www.auburn.edu/rdggenie/insights/amesbr.html
http://www.auburn.edu/rdggenie/insights/langbr/html