Author:
Elizabeth Wanetan
Subject:
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Level:
Lower Primary
Grade:
K, 1, 2
Tags:
  • Center & Activities for Digraphs
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
    Media Formats:
    Downloadable docs, Video

    Education Standards

    Digraph Lesson #3

    Overview

    Students will utilize various activities to reinforce the digraphs; sh, th, ch, ph, wh and other various digraphs.

    Activity work with digraphs; sh, th, ch, ph, wh and other various digraphs.

    Learning goals/objectives:

    After completing this activity, students should be able to use prior knowledge to complete hands-on center activities and reinforcement worksheets to gain a better understanding of digraphs.

     

    Type of Activity:                                     

    ■    Individual

    ■    Small Group

    ❏    Whole Class

     

    Teaching Strategies:

    ■    Discussion

    ■    Partner work

    ■    Use of Technology

    ❏    Role Playing

     

    Content Standards:

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3

    ●    Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.

    CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3A

    ●    Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs

     

     

     

    Length of Time:

    This Unit could be taught over the course of 3 days with 30-40 minutes for each lesson depending upon the prior knowledge of sounds and diagraphs of the said student group and/or the extension activities chosen to reinforce the lessons discussed.  Specifically, for this lesson it could take 30-45 minutes with rotations through the 3 centers every 10-15 minutes.

     

    Materials:

    ●    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FREE-Digraph-Pies-Literacy-Center-Word-Work-for-Consonant-Digraphs-402409  (sh, th, wh, ch)

    ●    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/FrenCH-Fry-Words-Center-Digraph-ch-FREEBIE-2192249  (ch digraph)

    ●    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Easter-Literacy-Centers-Digraph-Freebie-3661613  (sh, th digraph)

    ●    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Consonant-Digraph-Sorting-Pictures-224267  (wh, ch, th, sh worksheet)

    ●    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Consonant-Blends-and-Digraphs-Chart-176919  (Blends and Digraphs Chart for Students - Print Off)

    ●    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Blends-and-Digraphs-freebie-1192789  (Blends and Digrahs Wordsheets)

    ●    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/WH-Digraph-word-work-unit-1188055  (wh Work Unit)

    ●    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Decoding-Digraphs-ch-sh-th-and-wh-218842 (ch, sh, th, wh center and worksheet)

    ●    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/My-Little-SH-Digraph-Book-FREE-1278290 (mini-book using digraph sh)

    ●    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Phonics-Fun-Digraphs-ch-and-sh-FREEBIE-799278 (ch and sh center and worksheet)

    ●    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Digraph-Posters-for-Literacy-Centre-activities-Sh-Ph-Wh-Th-and-Ch-1498334  (sh, ph, wh, th, and ch, poster activity)

    ●    https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Digraph-Apple-Sort-PH-WH-1704504  (ph and wh center activity)

    ●    Magazines, scissors, glue sticks, and construction paper (Extension Activity)

     

     

     

     

     

    Directions (Step-by-Step): Lesson #3  Digraph Centers & Worksheets

    Review the various center and worksheet options from the above list. Decide  what center and/or worksheets will be used.

    Print-off the various activities and make copies as needed for student centers/ worksheets.

    Discuss how to rotate between centers and expectations of placing/cleaning up materials before rotating to a new center. 

    Make 3 or more groups of students with 3-4 students in each center to complete the various activities that were printed-off and made ahead of time.

    Take students around to each center and explain/model what each centers expectation is.  If students have prior knowledge of center rotations this step can be skipped.

    Inform the students that the rotation will be on a timer of 10 or 15 minutes, chose the time depending upon level of students understanding, more time for students that are struggling with the concept or less time if it’s being used as a reinforcement activity.  Note:  Have a few extra various worksheets printed-off for early finishers to complete if they finish the center earlier than expected.

     

    Wrap-Up   Return to whole group and have a discussion about what was learned today.  Let students share their experiences at the centers with each other in a small group, then return to a large group and have each group share what was discussed in small group. These centers can/should be used for 2 days to really gain a complete understanding of the digraphs presented.

     

    Assessment (Formative / Summative):

    Hold up various pictures from Lesson #1 and Lesson #2 and call upon individual students to verbally state the digraph.  Next, say various words with digraphs and have students state the digraph sound and what the two (2) letters are that make up that specific digraph.

     

    Extension Activity:   Students can partner up and develop a list of words cutting pictures out of magazines with their partners for the sounds /sh/, /ch/, /th/, /ph/ and /wh/.  Glue the pictures on a piece of construction paper and come back and share as a whole group or share with another group. Hang pictures around the room to reinforce the digraphs discussed.

    Wrap-Up   Return to whole group and have a discussion about what was learned today.  Let students share their experiences at the centers with each other in a small group, then return to a large group and have each group share what was discussed in small group. These centers can/should be used for 2 days to really gain a complete understanding of the digraphs presented.

     

    Assessment (Formative / Summative):

    Hold up various pictures from Lesson #1 and Lesson #2 and call upon individual students to verbally state the digraph.  Next, say various words with digraphs and have students state the digraph sound and what the two (2) letters are that make up that specific digraph.

     

    Extension Activity:   Students can partner up and develop a list of words cutting pictures out of magazines with their partners for the sounds /sh/, /ch/, /th/, /ph/ and /wh/.  Glue the pictures on a piece of construction paper and come back and share as a whole group or share with another group. Hang pictures around the room to reinforce the digraphs discussed.