Morning Warm Up! Last week we read about how Kim and Brad helped a small red bird that lived in a tree in their neighborhood. How did Kim and Brad help the bird? How can we help animals around the world? Were the animals in “A Fox and a Kit” wild or tame animals? Where did they live? Why do you think the bird in “Get The Egg!” built its nest in a tree? Circle the words: small, tree Have children say and spell each word as they write it in the air. Let’s sing “Big, Round World” from the Sing with Me Big Book! 1.6.1 “Animal Park"
Amazing Words • desert- a desert is a very dry area, usually covered with sand. Examples: • It doesn’t rain very often in the desert. • Deserts are usually very hot. • You might see a cactus in the desert.
Amazing Words • forest- a forest is a place with many trees. Examples: • You must stay on the trail when you hike through the forest. • The forest is home to many animals. • Smokey Bear tells people to help prevent forest fires.
Amazing Words • world- the world is all of Earth. Examples: • The world is round. • Billions of people live in the world. • Some people have traveled all around the world.
Today we are going to sing a song about habitats. Listen for the amazing words as you sing! Sing the song again and have children circle their arms for world, extend their arms for forest, and fan their faces for desert. world forest desert
Phonemic AwarenessBlend and Segment Phonemes • We just sang about a forest home where chipmunks run. Listen to the sounds in run. • (Model saying each sound. Have children say the sounds with you, and then say the sounds themselves). • Now say each sound as you write the letter that goes with it. Have children say the sounds as you point to the letters and blend the sounds to say the word. • Continue with the words: mud, nut, gum, cuff, fuss, tuck
big hop You studied words like these already. What do you know about the vowel sounds in these words? Today we will learn about words that have the short u vowel sound.
This is umbrella. The sound you hear at the beginning of umbrella is short u. Say it with me!!
bug The letter u in this word stands for the short sound of u. This is how I blend this word. bug Let’s blend this word together. When a is the only vowel in a word, it usually stands for the short a sound.
GROUP PRACTICESay the sound of each letter and blend the word together. cut
GROUP PRACTICESay the sound of each letter and blend the word together. dug
GROUP PRACTICESay the sound of each letter and blend the word together. bun
GROUP PRACTICESay the sound of each letter and blend the word together. duck
GROUP PRACTICESay the sound of each letter and blend the word together. snug
Review What do you know about reading these words? cut bug When u is the only vowel letter in a word, the u usually stands for the short u sound.
Individual Practice suds
Individual Practice luck
Individual Practice truck
Individual Practice stuff
Change the b to n What’s the new word? run
Change the n to g What’s the new word? rug
Change the r to d What’s the new word? dug
Change the d to pl What’s the new word? plug
Change the g to m What’s the new word? plum
Clean Up Clean your white board and put it away.
Spelling Dictate the spelling words for the pretest. Segment words if necessary. What sounds do you hear in tug? (/t/ /u/ /g/) What is the letter for /t/? (Write t. Continue with u /u/ and g /g/) In tug, the u has the short u sound: /t/ /u/ /g/, tug. Repeat with fun. GROUP TIME!!
Build BackgroundLet’s Talk About Wild Animals Let’s talk about what you see here… Where might you see a panda? What habitat does the snake live in? How is its habitat different from the penguins’ habitat? Do you think you would ever see an alligator in your neighborhood? Why or why not? What do you know about endangered animals?
Animals That Need Help K W L Tigers Pandas Eagles What problems do wild animals have? How can we help wild animals that need help? Let’s create a KWL chart! What can we add to the chart?
Cause and Effect • Most things happen for a reason. • Words like because and so can help you figure out what happens and why. Good readers ask themselves what happens and why it happens.
When I read, I ask myself … What is happening? Why is this happening? Listen as I read A Rain Forest in the Zoo. READ STORY!!