In this fun lesson, students will learn about letter writing while practicing reading and spelling words in the same word family. This can be used as a stand-alone lesson or as support to the lesson Pop! Pop! Pop! Words in the -Op Family.
Students will be able to replace letters at the beginning of one-syllable words to create new words.
Students will be able to identify spelling patterns with word families in grade level texts using written and visual supports.
Introduce the lesson by displaying the read aloud text and sharing the name of the author and illustrator as well as the book title. Provide students with a basic idea of what the book will be about, such as "This story is about a duck who writes letters. Who has ever gotten or sent a letter?"
Have students turn and talk to a partner to share if/when they have sent or recieved a letter.