Chicka Chicka Children


Emergent Learning

Colleen Wanner


Rationale: This lesson is designed to help children identify the phoneme /ch/. They will learn about these two letters form a digraph phoneme and be able to recognize /ch/ in both spoken words and written words. The words the students will learn will only be words when /ch/ is in the beginning of the sentence. Words with /ch/ at the end of the sentence will be taught after this one.



- Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

- Blown up picture of the coconut tree

- Cut out letters of the alphabet

- Tongue Tickler poster

- Primary paper

- Pencils

- Worksheets for assessment



1.Say: "What sound does the letter c make? Model by saying /k/ for the student. What sound does the letter h make? Model by showing student how my mouth is shaped while saying /h/. These two letters form one sound and are used together often in creating many words. Model by saying /ch/ to the student and have them say it with me. What sound do you think these letters would make if we put them together? I am going to model saying /ch/ for you and then I want you to say it with me a few more times.

2.Say: "Let's look at the word 'chair.' I am going to stretch out this word very slowly. I want you to listen for /ch/. "Chhhhh-air"

3.Let's try a tongue twister: Repeat after me "Charlie chooses cheese and cheerios." Let's say it slower "Chhhhhharlie chhhhhhooses chhhhhhheese and chhhhhheerios." Let's say it three times and stretch out the /ch/ sound.

4.Each student will be given a piece of primary paper to practice writing /ch/. Give the students explicit instruction on how to write the letter c and letter correctly. Model the motions for them using primary paper.

5.Say: "I am going to give you words two at a time and I want you to tell me which word has the /ch/ sound.






6.Say: "Let's read the book, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom. (Book Talk) This story is about the alphabet all meeting together on a coconut tree. Each letter travels to the coconut tree. It is fun to see how each letter gets there! Some letters run into trouble, so let's start reading to find out more about the alphabet! I am going to give each of you a letter. Every time a letter joins the tree in the story, I would like you to add it to the tree. When I read "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" I would like you all to say it with me. I want you to pay attention to the way your mouths move when you say /ch/. When we say /ch/ we let out air we trapped behind our tongue."

7.After all of the activities, students will be given an assessment on /ch/. This will test the student's capability of understanding this phoneme to see if they have mastered it. The assessment will include coloring in pictures that have the /ch/ correspondence in their word.



Chugging Along with Ch


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