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The -Ig Word Family

Have a blast engaging your students with word families. This lesson will focus on -ig words that your students can see visually.
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Students will be able to identify and spell words in the -ig family.

(10 minutes)
  • Ask your students if they know how to spell pig.
  • Show your students a picture of a pig.
  • Tell your students that pig is spelled p-i-g.
  • Ask your students if they know any words that rhyme with pig.
  • Going off of their responses, explain to your students that today they will learn about the -ig word family.
(10 minutes)
  • Show your students the The Big Pig Song.
  • Tell your students that these words are in the same family because they all end in -ig.
  • Have your students list the -ig words from the video.
  • Show students the images of the words to reinforce the -ig word family.
  • Ask your students to match the images with the words.
(10 minutes)
  • Give each student at least seven index cards of the same color with the ending -ig written in black.
  • Give each student index cards in various colors with the consonants B, P, W, TW, D, and F.
  • Ask your students to create the -ig word family by combining the index cards.
(10 minutes)
  • Provide students with the Word Families -ig worksheet.
  • Read the instructions to the students.
  • Give the students time to complete the assignment.
  • Enrichment: Ask your students to use the -ig words in written sentences.
  • Support: Give the students only four -ig words to work with.
(10 minutes)
  • Walk around the room, and have your students read their index cards to you.
  • Collect the worksheet for grading.
(10 minutes)
  • Have the students come together as a group.
  • Ask each student to tell you one -ig word.

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