Lesson Plan

Thumbs, Theatres, and Thirty, Oh My!

Chances are your students have been making the “th” sound for years, but through pictures and focused literature selections, students will gain a greater understanding of the “th” diagraph and its role in literacy.
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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this lesson, students will be able to identify words beginning with the “th” diagraph and recognize which letters make this sound.


(10 minutes)
  • Call students together.
  • Read students the book The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper. Make sure to stress the words “that” and “think” each time they come up in the book.