thirteen thorns

Objective

Read and write words spelled with the digraph th.

Lesson Plan

See More

Target Words:

  • thirty
  • think
  • three
  • thirteen
  • thousand

Materials:

  • Sticky notes or small pieces of paper
  • Pictures of groups of objects*
  • Number word cards*
  • How Many Things? target text*

*Items included below.

State and Model the Objective
Tell the children they will associate the th digraph with the /th/ sound and will estimate three, thirteen, thirty, and a thousand objects.

Literacy Activities
Guess how many

  • Tell the children they will guess what three, thirteen, thirty, and a thousand things look like.
  • Read the target text How Many Things? (see below) with the children and ask them to find the words with th.
  • Show the children groups of things (see below).
  • Have the children estimate how many things are in the pictures.
  • Ask the children to place a number card (three, thirteen, thirty, or thousand) by each picture to indicate the estimated number.

More Practice
Write about thinking of things

  • Help the children create a list of words with th (e.g., three, thump, thud, thorn, thin, thick, think, thirteen, thirty, thumbtack, thimble, thousand, thread, thumb).
  • Have the children write about thinking or things from the list (e.g., “I think I see three thimbles,” “I think there are thirteen thumbs”).

SEEL Target Texts

See More

How Many Are There?

Think about this picture.
How many things are in the picture?
Three?
Thirteen?
Thirty?
Three hundred?
A thousand?
Three thousand?
Guess how many you think.

Printouts

Standards

See More

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.

http://education.byu.edu/seel/library/