Sh! Be Quiet!
To learn to read and spell words, children must
digraphs that stand for specific mouth moves. Students must learn that
diagraph is a letter combination that makes one sound. The purpose of
lesson is to help children identify the letter combination sh.
The children will learn to identify /sh/ when reading and
writing words with the /sh/ diagraph by practicing spelling with a
letterbox lesson and reading a decodable book.
Dry Erase board and
Large letterboxes and
document camera to show letterboxes to class
letter tiles (s,
h, o, p, f, i, u, t, r, e, c, a)
Individual copies of A
the Shed by Geri Murray
Copy of worksheet
(link in reference section)
- Sometimes two letters put together can
make one sound. You will see these two letters together when you are
reading and you'll need to use them when you are spelling. Today we are
going to learn about two of these letters.
- The two letters we are learning about
today are s and h. These are the letters s and h.
(Write "sh" on the board.) Everyone get your letter tiles and make "s-h." These two letters make the /sh/ sound. Everyone say
/sh/. That sounds like when someone wants you to be quiet and they say,
"sshhh!" How does your mouth move when you say that? What are your
teeth doing? Your teeth are together and the air is leaking out, right?
Everyone say it again, /sh/.
- Okay, now let's try our tongue
twister. I'll say it first then you say it with me. "Sally saw fish and
shells at the seashore." Now say it with me. (Have class say it with
me.) Great job! Let's see if we can find some words with the /sh/
sound. Do you hear /sh/ in sea or shell? Fish
or fin? House or shack?
- Now let's try to spell some words with
the /sh/ sound. Everyone open up three letterboxes. Let's see if we can
spell "ship." Well, I hear /i/ in there like sticky, icky /i/ so I'm
going to put an i in the middle. Okay, ship… sshhhip. There's
the be quiet sound so I'm going to put s-h in the first box
because they are only one sound. Okay, ship… shippp, that's a p!
S-H-I-P. Ship. Now you try some. When you think you
got it raise your hand and I will come check. (Have students spell
shop, fish, and shut.) Now let's try some with four boxes. (Have them
spell fresh and crash.) Awesome! Let's read them now. (Write words on
board and read them together.)
- Now we are going to read a book by
Geri Murray called A Crash in the Shed. This is a book
about two kids named Jan and Tim who are going to go fishing. Jan wants
to check on her shells and she hears a crash! Oh no I wonder what could
have happened to make such a loud crash! Let's read and find out.
Students will then read individually or with a partner.
- What were some words you read that
have the /sh/ sound? (Make a list on the board. Words should include: fish, shelf, shed, ship, shells, dish, rush, flash, crash,
shin, she, fresh, and wish.)
- For individual assessment have
students complete worksheet. It requires them to read four words with
the sh digraph and choose which one matches the
Mandy Jones. Beginning Reading Lesson: Shhhhhh!
Geri Murray. A Crash in the Shed.
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