Start and Stop

Objective

Read, write, and identify words beginning with the /st/ blend.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • start
  • stop
  • still
  • stone
  • stand

Materials:

  • Music on a phone or player
  • Start and Stop target text (see below)

State and model the objective

Tell the children that today they are going to play a game called Start and Stop as they listen for words beginning with the letters /st/.

Practice the skill with an activity

Start and Stop

  • Explain to the children that when the music starts, that they can stomp, stamp, and do dance steps. But when the music stops, they must stand still like a stone statue!
  • As a class, make a list of action words that begin with /st/.
  • List the Start and Stop target text on the board for the children to see.
  • Play the music, and perform each line of the Start and Stop chant. Stop the music at the appropriate times during the chant.
  • Emphasize the action word and the spelling of the action word as you perform it.

Apply the Skill

Read target words

  • As a group, make a list of /st/ words that were used in the activity: start, stop, stomp, stamp, step, stand, still, stone, statue, etc.
  • Read through the list together as a class.

Write about the activity

  • Using the word list the group made, have the children write 2-3 sentences about the activity.

SEEL Target Texts

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Start and Stop

Step, step, step.
Stand still.
Stand still like a statue.
Stop standing still, and step, step, step.
Stomp. Stomp.
Stop stomping.
Stop! Stop stamping.
Stand still like a stick.
Stop standing still, and stomp.

Standards

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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.2.B: Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.

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