1. Topic-
Digraphs: sh, ch, th
2. Content-
Wilson Reader 1

Digraph-two letters put together that make one sound

TLW recognize and decode words with digraphs: sh, th, ch2.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1.1 The learner will apply phonics and structural analysis to decode words
4. Objectives-
1.Given a list of 20 unfamiliar words containing the digraphs:sh,ch,th, TLW recognize and identify these words with 80% accuracy.
5. Materials and Aids-
Smart board
Word List
Wilson Level 1 Reader
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. PowerPoint defining the term "digraph"
2. Call on 3 students hold cards w/ the digraphs: sh, ch, th on them.
3. Teach the song, "Shelby Chose These" and as students sing along, those holding the cards will hold up their digraph when the song comes to a word w/ their digraph.

B. Development-

1. Hold us large pink card with "sh" written on it
2. Explain that "sh" makes the sound we use to make someone quiet
3. Demonstrate by putting index finger on my lips and making the "Shhhh" sound
4. Hold up card w/ "ch" on it. Demonstrate to students that the sound "ch" make the sound of a train. Model a train moving by stepping sideway and moving my arm like a train's wheels and saying "choo, choo"
4. Hold up card containing "th." Demonstrate how to place tongue close to your teeth and make a "spitting" sound.

C. Practice-

1. Call on individuals to come up to the front of class.
2. Individuals will be given a card with one of the digraphs written on it. Student cannot show the card but instead demonstrates the sound as I did. Students will guess which sound he is showing.

D. Independent Practice-

1. TLW list objects in the classroom that begin w/ one of the digraphs: sh, th, ch

2. TLW correctly match the digraph sound (th, sh, ch) with the picture of something beginning w/ one of the digraphs: sh, ch, th

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. I will provide modified word list w/ only 10 words for students w/ special needs
2. Students w/ reading difficulties will work w/ a peer to read worksheet directions and questions

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Using a teacher made rubric with a graph, plot the digraphs/blends and trigraphs that students learn and can decode successfully over the next 9 weeks.

G. Closure-

1. Review the definition of "digraph"
2. Call on individuals to name the 3 digraphs discussed and the sounds they make
7. Evaluation-
1. Teacher made tests
2. Work samples
8. Teacher Reflection-
The students enjoyed the flashcard/digraph-charades game. Students appeared to grasp the sounds.

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