Quilt for a Queen

Objective

Read and write words beginning in the qu digraph.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • quarter
  • quilt
  • queen
  • question
  • quail
  • quack

Materials:

  • Qu graphics (see below)
  • I Know a Queen Who Needs a Quilt song (see target text below) -- sung to the tune of Old MacDonald Had a Farm
  • 6x6 piece of paper – one for each child
  • Tape or magnets
  • Crayons or markers (to decorate quilt squares)

State and model the objective
Tell the children that they are going to make a quilt for a queen as they read and write words beginning with the letters qu.

Practice the skill with an activity

Make a quilt

  • Teach the children the I Know a Queen Who Needs a Quilt song (see target text below).
  • As a class, make a list on the board of words that begin with qu.
  • Give each child a 6x6 piece of paper that will be his or her quilt square.
  • Have the children write a qu word on his or her quilt square (using the list on the board for assistance).
  • Have the children color and label their quilt squares while singing I Know a Queen Who Needs a Quilt.

Apply the Skill

Read target words/patterns introduced in the activity

  • Collect all the quilt squares and tape them together or use magnets to create a quilt on the board.
  • Read each qu word with the children as you make the quilt to reinforce the /kw/ sound.

Write about the activity using target words/patterns

  • Instruct the children to finish the following sentence by writing down all of the qu words written on the quilt, “Our quilt has a…”
  • Have the children underline each qu in their sentence.

SEEL Target Texts

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I Know a Queen Who Needs a Quilt

Sung to the tune of Old MacDonald Had a Farm
I know a queen who needs a quilt,
Q, U, Q, U, /kw/.
And on that quilt she needs a *qu____,
Q, U, Q, U, /kw/.
With a Q, U here and a Q, U there,
Here a Q, there a U, everywhere a Q, U.
I know a queen who needs a quilt,
Q, U, Q, U, /kw/.
*Insert different qu words (e.g., queen, quilt, quarter, question mark, quail, quack), and hold up the corresponding picture at the appropriate time.

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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