1. Topic-
The 'sh' sound
2. Content-
Decodable words with the 'sh' sound in the beginning, middle or end of a word.
3. Goals: Aims/Outcomes-
1. Children learn the 'sh' sound.
2. Children learn to read words with the 'sh' sound.
3. Children learn to write words with the 'sh' sound.
4. Objectives-
1. To teach children another sound in the English language.
2. To teach children that the letter s and letter h joined together produce 1 sound.
3. Children identify sh sound in a word.
5. Materials and Aids-
Story,pictures,Flashcards,sentence strips, whiteboard, language games, starfall.co.uk, handouts.
6. Procedures/Methods-

A. Introduction-

1. Tell story to children.
2. Emphasizing sh sound by putting index finger to mouth and saying sh the baby is asleep.

B. Development-

1. Ask children which letter/s of alphabet produce the ch sound.
2. Children come and write letter on whiteboard.
3. Show children card with sh printed on it.

C. Practice-

1. Practice action.
2. Give oral blending exercise to train children to listen to the digraph: e.g. sh/i/p; sh/o/p; f/i/sh..
3. Fishing game: Children fish for a flashcard.
4. Show Flashcards to children: children read words.
5. Write words on English study book.

D. Independent Practice-

1. Reading Flashcards, sentence strips.
2. Blending and segmentation exercises.
3. Classwork: Lesson 1) Fill in; Lesson 2) Put ch or sh

E. Accommodations (Differentiated Instruction)-

1. Give non-decodable words/harder words to more able readers: eg. shoes, push, .
2. Adapt classwork for less able children.

F. Checking for understanding-

1. Write and sound exercises.
2. Segmentation.
3. Read words with 'sh' sound

G. Closure-

1. ICT activities, eg starfall.co.ok
7. Evaluation-
1. Revision and reinforcement.
2.Monitoring children's reading and writing
8. Teacher Reflection-
Reinforcement and revision are crucial because children can understand and learn the concept of the ch sound but often don't apply the concept in writing: confuse it and revert to the maltese letter x

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