Lesson Plan

Word Chomp

Chomp along to "The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark" as students focus on high frequency words and final consonant sounds. This lesson is sure to be an ocean-themed favorite!
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Sight Words pre-lesson.
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Need extra help for EL students? Try the Sight Words pre-lesson.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to read multiple high-frequency words.

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


(5 minutes)
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  • Have your students "shake sillies out" and then do a silent stretch for 10 seconds to settle themselves.
  • Have your students catch a "bubble" in their mouths by opening their mouths and gulping.
  • Demonstrate a shark "chomp" to begin the lesson by placing one hand on your hip, the other on your head, and clapping your hands together to chomp.


  • Display a picture of a shark for students to reference when introducing a shark chomp.
  • Define the word "chomp" as a big bite and ask students to practice opening their mouths and taking a pretend "big bite" of food.


  • Ask students to think about how an animal might take a big bite of something, then have them demonstrate taking a big bite or "chomp" using their hands.