Swoosh and Swish

Objective

Read, write, and identify words beginning in the /sw/ blend.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • swallow
  • swan
  • swoosh
  • swing
  • swim

Materials:

  • Animal graphics (see below)
  • Swoosh and Swish target text
  • Word cards (see below)

State and model the objective

Tell the children that they will swish and swoosh through the air as they read and write words that begin with /sw/.

Practice the skill with an activity

Swish and swoosh like swans

  • Read the text Swoosh and Swish with the children.
  • Show the children the swallow, bee, swan, and monkey graphics (see below) and have the children act out the text using the graphics:
    • Swallows swerve, swoosh, swish, and swoop away.
    • A swarm of bees swirl, swoosh, and swish through the air.
    • Swans swim, swoosh, and swish through the water.
    • A swinging monkey swishes and swooshes through the trees.

Swish and swoosh word cards

  • Show the children the word cards (see below) and help the children read the word on each card.
  • Have the children choose a word card and allow them to pretend to be an animal as they act out the action on the card.
  • Help the children write action words spelled with /sw/ (i.e., swim, swat, swish, swoosh, swing, swat, swoop, sweep, swirl) on 3x5 index cards or small pieces of paper.
  • Let the children use their word cards to act out the actions on the cards (e.g., for the word swim pretend that the word card is a swan swimming through water).

Apply the skill

Read target words in a text

  • Have the children underline the words with /sw/ in the text Swoosh and Swish (see below).
  • Read the text Swoosh and Swish to the children.
  • Engage the children in reading the text simultaneously with you.
  • Read the Swoosh and Swish target text again, fading support.

Write about the activity using target words/patterns

  • Help the children create a word wall (or use one previously created) of words spelled with /sw/ (i.e., swallow, swan, swarm, swing, swim, swoosh, swish, swoop, swerve, swirl).
  • Refer the children to the word wall and have them write a sentence or two expressing ideas from a lesson activity or target text (e.g., I see a swan swim and swoosh away).

SEEL Target Texts

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Swoosh and Swish

SWOOSH!
I saw some swerving swallows.
The swerving swallows went swoosh and swish and swooped away.
I saw a swarm of bees.
The swarm of bees went swoosh and swish and swirled away.
I saw some swimming swans.
The swimming swans went swoosh and swish and swiftly swam away.
I saw a swinging monkey.
The swinging monkey went swoosh and swish and swiftly swung away.
Swoosh and swish!
The swallows, swarm of bees, swan, and swinging monkey all swiftly went away.

Printouts

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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