quilt for a queen
Read and write words beginning in the qu digraph.
- A Quilt for a Queen target text*
- 6x6 pieces of paper
*Item included below.
State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they are going to make a quilt for a queen and then read and write words beginning with the letters qu, such as queen, quilt, quit, quack, question, quest, and quiver.
Associate qu with /kw/
- Teach the children that qu makes the /kw/ sounds.
- Make a list of words that begin with qu (e.g., quit, quick, quilt, queen, quarrel, quest, quiet, quiz, quirky, quiet, quash, quest, quack, quail, quake).
- Have the children Identify the qu in the words and produce the /kw/ sounds.
- Sing this little tune:
- I know a word that has qu: quilt!
- Q-u, Q-u, /kw/.
- I know a word with qu: quit!
- Q-u, q-u, /kw/.
- (Continue with quiet, quick, quest, quack, quail, etc.)
Read about a queen who needs a quilt
- Read the target text A Quilt for a Queen (found below) to the children and then with the children.
Make a quilt
- Give each child a small piece of paper to be a quilt square.
- Have the children write a qu word on the quilt square with the word list available.
- Have the children tape their quilt squares side by side on either the floor or board to make a quilt.
- Read each qu word with the children as you make the quilt.
Write about the activity using target words
- Instruct the children to write about the quilt by finishing the sentence “We gave the quivering queen a quilt that has the word ____.”
- Have the children underline each qu.
SEEL Target Texts
A Quilt for a Queen
Quilt for a Queen