Icky Sticky Frog
awareness is the ability to identify phonemes, the
vocal gestures from which words are constructed, when they are found in
natural context--spoken words." Teaching phoneme awareness will help
in learning to spell and read. It
enables students to section, utilize, and blend sounds in spoken words. The goal of this lesson is that young
students will be able to recognize the phoneme /i/.
This lesson will enable children to find the
phoneme /i/ and identify it in everyday reading by reviewing a
symbol and letter representation.
a Phoneme Picture (sticky fingers) and the tongue twister; "The
important Indian was ill with injuries inside the
The Icky Sticky
Frog by Dawn
Bentley and illustrated by Salina Yoon
pictures of objects with short /i/ and some with objects that do not
short /i/. Flash cards will include
Not short /i/-
I will begin the
lesson by explaining to my students the importance of our mouth’s
when we say certain sounds, keeping it simple.
Children need phoneme awareness to learn to read because letters
represent phonemes in words. "Today we
are going to learn the short vowel /i/." "Can
anyone tell me words that have the short vowel /i/ in them?" "Great, stick, six, sick, sticky…are all
words that contain the short vowel /i/."
Does anyone like to
get dirty? What would you do if you
spilt an entire bottle of glue on your hands?
I want everyone to hold there hands up and try to shake the glue
your hands. I want everyone to repeat
“icky sticky,” while shaking the glue off of your hands; like the lady
picture. /. Remember,
pay close attention to the shape
that your mouth makes when you are saying words containing the short
Now boys and girls I
am going to say a "tongue twister." When
I am done I want everyone to repeat it back to me.
important Indian was ill with injuries inside the igloo."
Good job, many of these words contain the short vowel
/i/. Remember, pay close attention to
the shape that your mouth makes when you are saying words containing
First, I will model
how to write an upper and lower case I to the entire classroom. Then I will explain to the class how to do
it. Using primary paper and a
pencil. "For capital I, starts with
straight back, then give him his headdress and his moccasins." "For lower case I, go down from the fence,
and give him a feather."
The class will now
engage in an activity. I will hold up
two flash cards, one with an object that includes /i/ and one that does
not. Each student will raise their hand
and tell me which object has the short vowel /i/ in its name. I will then ask each draw something that is
"Icky Sticky" and write a story about it using the short vowel /i/.
I will read, The
Icky Sticky Frog by Dawn Bentley and illustrated by Salina Yoon.
I will ask the class to listen for words that have the short
in them. We will then read it a second
time, have the children verbally say each word with the short vowel
dragging out the phoneme.
7. As an
will give my students a picture worksheet.
Each student will circle all the pictures the have the short
in its name.
Bruce Murray, The Reading
Teaching Letter Recognition
Phoneme Pictures with Short Vowels