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Lesson Objective
Students will use letters to make several short words. The words being constructed will be in word families and discussion should
occur over chunks and letter patterns. At the culmination of the activity, all letters will be used to make one word.
Background Information for Teacher
Student Prior Knowledge
letter strips
Step-by-Step Guided Lesson
Step 1: Start Video
(Tips: Interact with the video by pausing, to ask questions or discuss information viewed with student.)
Step 2: Teach Lesson
Bippity-boppity-bumble-bee. Write the letters s, t, n, i, r, s, i, l, e, a, h, p, o on the board. Ask, “I wonder how many words you could
make using these letters?”
Have the student cut out the letters and start making words. When the student has cut out the letters, give them two minutes to make
as many words as they can on their own. Give an additional two minutes to make as many words as possible with a partner (you).
Discuss the difference in the experiences. Did you make more alone or with a partner? Direct the students in making certain words.
Talk about chunks, blends, letter patterns, etc.
Next, have the student make as many words as possible using the letters without reusing the same letters. Then have the student
make as many words as possible using the letters. This time they can reuse the same letters.
Step 3: Complete the worksheet attached below.
Worksheets needed to complete the lesson
Step 4: Review. Start the next lesson with the game or activity attached below for review so the student can demonstrate
understanding of this lesson before moving forward.
Play a game of hangman using some of the words created from this lesson.