- Preschool, Kindergarten
- 40 minutes
- Standards: RF.K.3.C
We're going down under! While you won't take your students to Australia, they will have some fun with the sight word "under" in this lesson.
Students will be able to identify and spell a common sight word.
Introduction (5 minutes)
- Sing the Under action song to the tune of London Bridge is Falling Down: I put my hand under my chin, under my chin, under my chin. I put my hand under my chin. This is under. (Place hands under chin.) I put my hand under my desk, under my desk, under my desk. I put my hand under my desk, this is under. (Place hands under chin.) I put my hand under my chair, under my chair, under my chair. I put my hand under my chair, This is under. (Place hands under chair.)
Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (5 minutes)
- Write the word under on the board.
- Spell the word with the students.
- Ask what they think under means.
- Tell them under is a positional word that means beneath something.
- Give an example: If there is a ball beneath a table, then it is under the table.
Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (10 minutes)
- Instruct students how to play the Under My Roof game.
- Direct your students to make arches with their hands in pairs.
- Have other students walk under the arches while singing the Under song.
- When you say "stop," instruct the class to freeze and say who is under each roof (arch).
Independent Working Time (10 minutes)
- Give your students the Over and Under worksheet.
- Instruct them to only color what is under the tree and under the clouds.
- Enrichment: Encourage your students to say what letter each item under the bucket begins with.
- Support: Have your students move objects above and below their desks. While they are doing this, say the positional words such as over and under for them.
Related Books and/or Media
- GAME: Sight Words Match: Set 2
Assessment (5 minutes)
- Check your students' completed work to see if they only colored the things that were under.
Review and Closing (5 minutes)
- Invite your class to gather around an upside down bucket.
- Place an item under the bucket, and describe it to the class. If you are doing a letter of the week, use only items that begin with that specific letter.
- Emphasize that they cannot see the item because it is under the bucket.
- Describe the item, and have the students guess what it is.