Slew of Screws

Objective

Read and write words with the long u spelling pattern -ew.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • new
  • blew
  • grew
  • screw
  • slew

Materials:

  • Letter cards (see below)
  • Pot, spoon, and bowl to make a stew
  • Screw graphics (see graphic below)
  • A Stew with a Slew of Screws target text (see below)

State and model the objective

Tell the children that they will make a screw stew and that they will read and write words that end with –ew: new, blew, grew, screw, slew, stew, threw, crew, dew, drew, few, flew, chew.

 

Practice the skill within an activity

  • Make a stew of screws
    • Tell the children that they will make a stew with a slew of screws (explain that slew means a lot).
    • Have the children label the screw graphics (see below) by writing screw on each graphic.
    • Instruct the children to put the screws in a pot while they stir the pretend stew.
    • Allow the children to draw a screw on a piece of paper and tell them to label the picture screw.
    • Let the children put the screws they drew into the stew.
  • Make a stew of –ew words
    • Cut out the word cards (see below) and put them into a pot.
    • Allow the children to pretend to stir the stew.
    • Have the children choose a word card from the stew and help them read the word on the card.
    • Let the children put the word card in a bowl then repeat with the other words in the pot.

 

Apply the skill

  • Identify, blend and manipulate sounds
    • With word blending letter cards (see below), have the children make new words by changing the beginning consonant(s):
      • blew --> grew; drew --> stew; new --> dew; chew --> flew; threw --> crew
  • Read target words/patterns introduced in the activity
    • Engage the children in reading the target text A Stew with a Slew of Screws.
    • Have the children make a list of the words in the text that end with –ew.
    • Read the text again fading support.
  • Write about the activity using target words/patterns
    • Help the children create a word wall (or use one previously created) of –ew words (i.e., new, blew, grew, screw, slew, stew, threw, crew, dew, drew, flew, chew) then have the children write sentences about the activity using words from the word wall (e.g., I drew a screw and put it in a stew).

 

SEEL Target Texts

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A Stew with a Slew of Screws

We made a stew with a slew of screws.
It was a stew that could feed a crew.
We put screws in our stew.
We put in a slew of screws.
Anything new in the stew?
We threw in a few new screws.
We threw in a few screws that we drew.
It was a stew with a slew of screws.
The stew grew and grew and grew.
It was a stew big enough to feed a crew.
But screws are things you can’t chew.
We can’t chew the things in this stew.
We threw the stew out in the yard and the stew and screws flew all over the place!

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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