Lesson Plan

Bugs On a Rug

Which bugs go on the rug? In this bug-themed lesson, students will look for words that are similar and fit into the -ug word family! By the end of the lesson they will create their own bugs for their uniquely designed rugs!
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Learning Objectives

The students will be able to read and segment one-syllable words, reading individual sounds and producing the entire word. The students will be able to recognize words that belong in the -ug family. The students will be able to sort words that do and don’t belong in the same word family.


(5 minutes)
  • Prior to the lesson, scatter several bug word cards on the floor around the room.
  • As you begin the lesson, pretend you are surprised as you pick up a word bug off of the floor.
  • Ask the students if anyone else sees a bug on the floor.
  • Ask the students how the words are alike and how they are different.
  • Tell the students that they will be learning about words in the "-ug" family today.