Ring of String

Objective

Read and write words that end with the -ng digraph.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • fling
  • thing
  • string
  • ring
  • swing
  • sing
  • bring

Materials:

  • String
  • A box filled with things (i.e., bottle caps, tops, paper clips, Q-tips, rings)
  • Word cards (see below) printed on cardstock or taped to cardboard
  • Ring of String song (see below) sung to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb
  • Music for Mary Had a Little Lamb (optional)
    • (https://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/songs/childrens/mary-had-a-little-lamb/index.htm)
  • Fling a Thing into a Ring target text (see below)

State and model the objective

Tell the children that they will fling things into a ring made of string and read and write words that end with –ing: fling, thing, string, swing, ring.

Practice the skill within an activity

  • Sing and build a ring
    • Teach the children the Ring of String song (see below) to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb.
    • Help the children form string into a large ring (circle) on the floor.
    • Have the children make a sign that says Ring of String and place the sign in the middle of the ring.
    • Show the children the box of things and demonstrate how to pick out a thing and gently swing your arm with the thing held tightly in your hand.
    • Ask the children to say, “Fling!” then softly fling the thing into the string ring.
    • Invite the children to swing and fling a thing into the ring of string as they sing the Ring of String song.
  • Fling –ng words into the ring
    • Read the word cards (see below) with the children.
    • Invite the children to choose a word card and have them read the word on the card.
    • Let the children swing and fling the –ing words into the ring of string.

Apply the skill

  • Read target words in texts
    • Have the children underline the words that end in –ing in the target text Fling a Thing into a Ring (see below).
    • Read the text Fling a Thing into a Ring to the children.
    • Engage the children in reading the text simultaneously with you.
    • Read the Fling a Thing into a Ring text again fading support.
    • Repeat the supported reading process with the text for the song Ring of String (see below).
    • Have the children make a list of the words from the texts that end with –ing.
  • Write about the activity using target words/patterns
    • Introduce a word wall displaying target words from the lesson (i.e., fling, string, swing, ring, thing, bring, sing)
    • Refer the children to the word wall and have them write a sentence or two expressing ideas from the lesson (e.g., I like to fling a thing into a ring of string).

SEEL Target Texts

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Ring of String

Form a string into a ring,
Ring of string,
Ring of string.
Form a string into a ring.
Then swing and fling a thing!

Ring of String

*Sung to the tune of Mary Had a Little Lamb.
Form a string into a ring,
Ring of string,
Ring of string.
Form a string into a ring.
Then swing and fling a thing!

Fling a Thing into a Ring

We will make a ring out of string.
Did you bring some string?
I’ll bring string.
We will make the string into a ring.
Then we will fling things into the ring.
Fling and sling things into the ring.
Go get a thing to fling into the ring.
Go get a thing from the box by the ring.
Go get a thing and bring it to the ring made out of string.
We’ll try to fling or sling the thing into the ring.
Did your thing get into the ring?

Printouts

Standards

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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.A: Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.B: Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.

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