Pig Wig Jig

Objective

Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with -ig to make words such as pig, wig, jig, and dig.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • wig
  • pig
  • big
  • dig
  • jig

Materials:

 

  • Pink paper
  • Colored paper
  • Pig wig instructions
  • Pig Wig Jig chant 
  • Music for a jig (optional)

Overview 

The children will dance a pig wig jig as they add sounds to the -ig ending to make words such as wig, pig, jig, big, and dig.  

Literacy Activities

Sing the Pig Wig Jig chant

  • Make at least one wig as a class.
  • Teach the children the Pig Wig Jig chant.
  • Have the children sit in a circle and choose one child to stand in the middle of the circle as the Pig in a Wig. 
  • Choose another child to walk around the circle while everybody repeats the Pig Wig Jig chant.
  • At the end of the first verse of the chant, have the second child join the Pig in a Wig in the middle of the circle and do the jig together while everybody repeats the second verse of the chant.
  • Play music for the children to dance as they do a jig (optional).
  • Repeat the activity as desired, choosing more children to join those already in the center of the circle. 
  • Allow different children to take a turn as the Pig in a Wig.

More Practice

Read target words in a text 

  • Read the target text Pig Wig Jig together as a class. 
  • Read the text again fading support.
  • Have the children help you make a list of all of the -ig words in the text.
  • Emphasize the process of blending beginning sounds with the -ig ending to spell each word (e.g., /p/ + /ig/ = pig).

Clap out sounds in words 

  • Have the children take apart the word pig and clap once for each sound in the word (/p/ /i/ /g/).
  • Ask the children how many times they clapped for the word pig. (3)
  • Clap for each sound in the word pig again.
  • Repeat with other words: jig, wig, dig, big, fig, rig.

SEEL Target Texts

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Pig Wig Jig

While I was walking down the street
Down the street
Down the street
A pig in a wig
I got to meet
Hi ho, hi ho, hi ho!
 
A rig-a-jig jig
With a pig in a wig
A pig in a wig
A pig in a wig
A rig-a-jig jig 
With a pig in a wig
Hi ho, hi ho, hi ho!

Printouts

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Objective
Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with -ig to make words such as wig, dig, and jig.

Material

  • Pig Wig instructions
  • Pig Wig Jig chant 
  • Pink paper
  • Two sheets of different colored paper

Activity: A Pig in a Wig 

  • Follow the Pig Wig instructions to make a paper pig wig.
  • Have your child wear the pig wig as you read the Pig Wig Jig chant. 
  • Have your child perform the actions mentioned in the chant as you repeat the words.
  • Read the Pig Wig Jig chant with your child. 
  • Have him or her underline the words ending in -ig.
  • Read the underlined words again with your child and help him or her blend the beginning sound with the -ig ending to make the word (e.g., /p/ -ig).
  • Fold a blank paper in half to make a book. 
  • Help your child write and illustrate a short story about a pig in a wig. 
  • The activity can be repeated several times.pig-wig-jig-chant

Standards

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.D: Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.C: Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.

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