the king swings on a string
Read and write words ending in the -ng digraph.
- String, 1–2 feet long
- Picture of a king*
- Ring or picture of a ring*
- A King on a String target text*
*Items included below.
State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will meet a king and will read and write words ending in -ng, such as string, swing, ring, and song.
Put a king and ring on a string
- Have the children identify the ng if the words king, ring, sing, bang, song, string, and swing.
- Read the target text A King on a String (found below) to the class
- Read the text again and act out the text for the children to see.
Let the king do things
- List actions that end in ng (e.g., fling a string, bang on a gong, spring up, sing a song, cling to a string, make a ting with some rings, swing a string, sling a thing in a slingshot, wring some string, string a ring on a string, fling a string, make a ping with rings).
- Identify words in the list of actions that end in ng.
- Tell the children that the king can do things.
- Act out -ng things that the king can do to the children.
Write about things the king can do
- Read the list of -ng action words: sling, ring, sting, string, fling, bring, bang, sing, swing, cling, and spring up.
- Instruct the children to write about some things that the king does.
- Have the children write -ng action words on a paper or a king’s crown.
- Have the children write ring on the paper or on a paper ring.
SEEL Target Texts
A King on a String
I can hang the ring on a string.
I can hang the king on the string.
I can put a ring on the king that is on the string.
I can swing the king with the ring on the string.
I have a king on a string with a ring who likes to swing and sing!
The King Swings on a String