Pig Wig Jig

Objective

Read and blend sounds for words that end in -ig, 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)

*Items included below.

Overview 
The children will pretend to be pigs with wigs doing a jig as they read and create words, such as wig, pig, jig, big, and dig.  

Literacy Activities
Make a big wig for a pig

  • Involve the children in making pig wigs (see the instructions below).
  • Help the children write -ig words on the pieces of the wig.

Sing or chant the Pig Wig Jig song

  • Teach the children the Pig Wig Jig chant (see below).
  • Have a child stand in the middle of a circle as the pig in a big wig. 
  • Choose a second child to walk around the circle while the class chants the first verse of the Pig Wig Jig.
  • Permit the second child to join the pig in the middle and do a jig together as the class sings or chants the second verse.
  • Allow other children to be pigs doing jigs in the circle.

More Practice
Read target words in a text 

  • Read the Pig Wig Jig target text 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.
  • Involve the children in blending the sounds to make words:
    • Initial consonant and rime ending as in /p/ + /ig/ = pig
    • Individual phonemes as in /p/ + /i/ + /g/  = pig

Clap out sounds in words 

  • Have the children clap once for each sound in the word pig (/p/ /i/ /g/).
  • Ask the children how many sounds they hear in the word pig.
  • Clap for each sound in other words: jig, wig, dig, big, fig, and 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
Read and blend sounds for words that end in -ig such as pig, wig, jig, and dig.

Materials

  • Pig Wig Instructions
  • Pig Wig Jig chant 
  • Paper

Activity: A Pig in a Wig 

  • Follow the Pig Wig Instructions to make a pig wig.
  • Read the Pig Wig Jig chant as your child wears the wig and pretends to walk down a street, greet a pig, and do a jig.   
  • Read the Pig Wig Jig chant with your child. 
  • Have your child underline the words ending in -ig in the chant.
  • Together with your child, blend the beginning sound with the -ig ending (e.g., /p/ + /ig/ = pig) for each of the -ig words.

Pig Wig Jig

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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