Wiggle and Waggle

Objective

Associate the uppercase letter W and lowercase letter w with the /w/ sound as in wiggle, waggle, and whirl.
 

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • wiggle
  • waggle
  • whirl
  • wave
  • wobble

Materials:

  • Instrumental music (optional)
  • The Wiggle Dance chant
  • Book: Wiggle! by Doreen Cronin (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2005) (optional)

Overview
The children will wiggle and waggle as they dance and practice saying the /w/ sound in words such as wave, wagon, and wand.

Literacy Activities
Wiggle and waggle

  • Read Wiggle! by Doreen Cronin (optional) and have the children listen for words in the story that begin with the /w/ sound.
  • Read the Wiggle Dance chant to the children.
  • Have the children circle the letter W each time it occurs in the chant.
  • Help the children write the letter W on a piece of paper and explain that the letter W makes the /w/ sound.
  • Read the chant again and have the children wiggle and wobble their letter W each time they hear the /w/ sound in the chant.
  • Teach the children the actions to the Wiggle Dance and then repeat the chant with the accompanying actions.
  • Turn on music (optional) and allow the children to wiggle and waggle with their letter W.

More Practice
Read and write words with the target letter

  • Have the children make a list of things that begin with the letter W that can be wiggled or waggled (e.g., wand, wheel, wagon, wig, worm). Support as needed.
  • Fold two sheets of paper together and staple along the fold to make a four-page booklet.
  • Have the children copy into their booklet the words from the W list to make a Wiggle Waggle book.
  • Let the children draw pictures of their objects on the corresponding pages .

SEEL Target Texts

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Wiggle Dance Chant

I’m gonna wiggle, waggle, wiggle
/w/, /w/, /w/.
I’m gonna wiggle, waggle, wiggle
Won’t you wiggle with me?
I’m gonna wiggle and whirl!
And wave, “Woo hoo!”
That’s how the wiggle dance goes!

Printouts

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Objective 
Associate the uppercase letter W and lowercase letter w with the /w/ sound as in wiggle, waggle, and whirl.

Materials

  • The Wiggle Dance chant
  • Instrumental music (optional)

Activity: Wiggle and Waggle

  • Read The Wiggle Dance chant with your child.
  • Emphasize that the letter W makes the /w/ sound, and help your child write the letter W on a piece of paper.
  • Reread the chant and have your child wiggle the letter W each time he or she hears the /w/ sound in the chant. 
  • Teach your child the actions to The Wiggle Dance chant. 
  • Turn on music (optional) and do The Wiggle Dance together.
  • Repeat as desired.

Wiggle-Dance-chant

Standards

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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters in the alphabet.
2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.A: Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.

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