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Learning About Word Families with Click, Clack, Moo
|Grades||K – 2|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Six 20-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type by Doreen Cronin
- Chart paper and markers
- Highlighting tape
- Whiteboard, chalkboard, or magnetic board and letters
|1.||Determine three or four stopping points in the book Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type to use during the first read aloud in Session 1. Mark these places in the text with sticky notes. You may choose to focus on vocabulary words, illustrations, or concepts.
|2.||Prepare the five typed notes from Farmer Brown and the animals in large print on chart or poster paper. Make sure that the words are large and clear enough so that each student will be able to see the words from his or her seat in the classroom.
|3.||Gather highlighting tape, a magnetic board and letters, and a whiteboard with dry-erase markers. Make sure that students will be able to easily see these materials from where they are sitting in the classroom. It's important for students to be able to see as you write the word family words and change the first letter to create new words.
|4.||Access the Magnetic Chat website. Under the blackboard already set up, click on "making your own Magnetic Word Board." Type in the word families /-ear/, /-ow/, /-old/, /-ight/, /-en/, /-end/, /-ill/, /-ond/, and /-ite/. Type in the beginning letters b, br, c, ch, d, dr, f, fl, g, gr, h, k, l, m, n, p, pl, qu, r, s, sk, sp, t, th, thr, w, and wh. Save the webpage when you are finished.