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Getting the ig in Pig: Helping Children Discover Onset and Rime

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Getting the ig in Pig: Helping Children Discover Onset and Rime

Grades K – 2
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Two to three 40-minute sessions
Lesson Author

Michelle Rosen

Bridgewater, New Jersey


International Literacy Association


Materials and Technology

Student Interactives




  • If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff (Scholastic Inc., 1998)

  • To Market, To Market by Ann Miranda (Harcourt Brace and Co., 1997)

  • Chart paper

  • Markers, crayons, pencils, and paper

  • Scissors, glue, highlighting tape, and rubber bands

  • Yardsticks or pointers

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Grades   K – 2  |  Student Interactive  |  Learning About Language


Using Construct-a-Word, students learn letter-sound correspondence by combining a beginning letter or blend to a word ending to create words.


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1. Gather the books If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff and To Market, To Market by Ann Miranda.

2. Review the interactive Construct-a-Word. In this lesson, students will practice with the ig ending. Note that there may be a few words (e.g., gig, rig) that are unfamiliar to your students; however, since these words are in the dictionary, they are marked as correct. Consider using unfamiliar words as an opportunity to expand students' vocabulary. [For the at ending, note that the words oat and eat are correct even though they do not rhyme.]

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