Lesson Plan

SSSHHHH….

Students blend sounds all the time when they speak, but a whole new level of *ssshhh* is possible through selected literature and picture sorts!
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify words beginning with the sh diagraph and recognize which letters make this sound.

The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(5 minutes)
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  • Call students together. Do an elaborate routine of ssshhhing the students to begin the lesson. (For example, “A ssshhhh fell over the crowd.”)
  • Read students the book Sheep on a Ship by Nancy Shaw. While reading, make sure to stress the sh sound whenever it appears in the story.

Beginning

  • Pre-read the story with students in home language (L1) and English prior to the start of the lesson.

Intermediate

  • Go on a picture walk prior to reading the story to introduce any new vocabulary words.