Show and Share
- Modeling clay or play dough
- Picture cards
The children will make shapes with clay as they practice writing the letters sh and saying the /sh/ sound in words such as share, show, and shape.
Show and share
- Give the children some modeling clay or play dough.
- Show the children the picture cards and help the children read the word on each card.
- Have the children underline the letters sh in the word on each card and emphasize that the words all start with the /sh/ sound.
- Let the children make the letters s and h using their clay and have them say the /sh/ sound.
- Have the children choose a picture card and let them use their clay to make a shape representing the picture on the card (e.g., shark, shell, shirt, ship, shoe, shovel, sheep or shop).
- Emphasize the /sh/ sound at the beginning of the word on each picture card (e.g., /sh/, /sh/, shark).
- Have a show and share (like show and tell) and allow the children to hold up their shape and explain what it is.
- Repeat as many times as desired, giving the children a chance to mold several different shapes.
Read and write the target letter
- Write a list of the things that the children shaped with clay and have the children write the initial letters, sh.
- Give the children a pencil and paper and help them make a page for a class show and share book.
- Have the children copy a modeled sentence about a shape they made with clay (e.g., “I shaped a ship to show and share;” support as needed)
- Have the children draw a picture of the item named in the sentence.
- Compile the pages into a book.
SEEL At Home
Associate the letters sh with the /sh/ sound as in shop, shirt, and sheep.
- Sh picture cards
Activity: Show and Share
- Cut out and shuffle the picture cards.
- Deal four cards to each player and place the remaining cards in the middle of the table.
- Tell each player to look at their cards.
- Look for matches by asking each other, "Will you share a ___ with me?"
- If the other player has the card, have that player say, "Yes, I will share a ___ with you," pass the card over, and have the first player place the match on the table.
- If the other person doesn't have the card, have that player say, "Go shop!" and have the first player draw a card from the pile.
- When one person runs out of cards, the game is over, and whoever has the most matches wins!
- Review the pictures and read the words on the cards together.
- Emphasize the /sh/ sound at the beginning of each word (e.g., /sh/, /sh/, shark).
- Help your child write a list of the words he or she won during the game (support as needed).
SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.
Show and Share