Boil or Broil

Objective

Read and write words with the vowel combination oi.

 

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • boil
  • broil
  • foil
  • spoil
  • soil
  • choice
  • avoid

Materials:

  • Pictures of vegetables that grow in soil (see graphics below)
  • Pots (real, from a play cooking set, or paper bowl to represent a pot) to pretend to boil food
  • Cardboard box to use as a pretend oven to broil food
  • Pictures of a fish and oyster (see graphics below)
  • Tin foil
  • Word blending cards (see below)
  • Make a Choice to Boil or Broil text (see below)

State and model the objective
Tell the children that they will make a choice to boil or broil vegetables that grow in the soil while they read and write words that use the vowel combination oi. Make a list of words spelled with oi: boil, broil, foil, spoil, soil, choice.

Practice the skill within an activity

  • Pull vegetables from the soil before they spoil
    • Place vegetable graphics (see below) in a pretend garden.
    • Tell the children that they will pull vegetables from the soil to use them and avoid letting them spoil. Explain that soil is the dirt where vegetables grow and spoil is what happens when food goes bad.
    • Tell the children that before they make the choice to boil or broil the vegetables, they need to wash off the soil.
    • Pretend to wash soil off the vegetables.
    • Have the children write the words soil and spoil and emphasize that they both have the oi vowel combination.
  • Make a choice to boil or broil vegetables
    • Write choice on the board and point out that the word choice has the oi vowel pattern.
    • Explain that the –ce spelling at the end of choice makes the /s/ sound.
    • Tell the children that they need to make a choice to boil or broil the vegetable that came from the soil.
    • Explain that they will either put the vegetables in a pot of water until the water boils or broil the vegetables by putting them in an oven with the heat coming from above.
    • If the children choose to boil, have them write boil on a piece of paper and say, “My choice is to boil!” then let them put their vegetable graphic in the pot.
    • If the children choose broil, have them write broil on a piece of paper and say, “My choice is to broil!” then let them put their vegetable graphic in the oven (the card board box).
  • Make a choice to boil or broil sea food
    • Show the children the pictures of a fish and a lobster and tell them that they will make a choice to boil or broil the fish and lobster.
    • If the children choose to boil, have them write boil on a piece of paper and say, “My choice is to boil!” then let them put the fish or lobster graphic in the pot.
    • If the children choose broil, have them write broil on a piece of paper and say, “My choice is to broil!” then let them wrap the fish graphic or lobster graphic in tin foil and put it in the oven (the card board box).

Apply the skill

  • Phonological Awareness
    • Word Building:
      • With word blending cards (see below), have the children make new words by changing the vowel or either of the consonants:
        • soil --> spoil; boil --> broil; foil --> coil
        • coil --> coin
  • Read target words in texts (see below)
    • Engage the children in reading the target text Make a Choice to Boil or Broil as a class/group.
    • Read the text again fading support.
    • Ask the children to listen for –oi words as you read the text together.
    • Have the children make a list of the words with the oi vowel pattern in the text.
  • Write about the activity using target words/patterns
    • Give each child a paper and pencil and let them write about what they did when they made the choice to boil or broil the vegetable they pulled from the soil. Have them include these words: soil, boil, broil, choice.

SEEL Target Texts

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Make a Choice to Boil or Broil

We pulled vegetables from the soil.
We did not want the vegetables to spoil.
We washed the soil off the vegetables.
We made a choice to boil or broil the vegetables.
We made a choice to boil or broil fish and lobster.
We put the lobster in a pot to boil.
We put fish in the oven on foil to broil.
We liked making choices to boil or broil food!

Printouts

Standards

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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.B: Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.C: Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.

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