In the Bin
Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with -in to make words such as bin, win, fin, and tin.
- Tin can (or similar container) with a lid
- Picture cards (see below)
- Bin label (see below)
- Word blending cards (see below)
State and model the objective
Tell the children they will play with a tin and a bin while they add sounds to the -in ending to make words, such as bin, win, spin, and pin.
Practice the skill within an activity
Spin, pin, and throw it in the bin
- Put picture cards in a tin can and put the lid back on.
- Let children spin the tin, then open the lid and pick a card from the tin.
- Have the children name the picture on the card then decide if the word ends with -in.
- If the word ends with -in, have the children clip it with a pin (clothespin) and throw it in the bin.
- If the card does not end with -in, have the children discard the picture and spin the tin again.
- Repeat as many times as desired.
- Have the children take turns identifying a picture card and underlining the -in ending with a crayon.
Apply the skill
Identify, blend and manipulate sounds
- Have children blend individual sounds into words by tapping their shoulder (beginning sound), their elbow (middle sound) and fingers (ending sound) then clap to say the whole word (e.g. /f/ tap shoulder, /i/ tap elbow, /n/ tap fingers = fin clap hands).
- /w/ /i/ /n/ = win
- /p/ /i/ /n/ = pin
- /b/ /i/ /n/ = bin
- /t/ /i/ /n/ = tin
- Have children identify the beginning, middle and ending sounds of words by tapping their shoulder (beginning), their elbow (middle) and fingers (end) (e.g. fin = /f/ tap shoulder, /i/ tap elbow, /n/ tap fingers). Point out that all of the words have the -in sound at the end of the word.
- win = /w/ /i/ /n/
- pin = /p/ /i/ /n/
- bin = /b/ /i/ /n/
- tin = /t/ /i/ /n/
- With word blending cards (see below), have the children make new words by changing the vowel or either of the consonants:
- Change the beginning sound: win → bin; pin → tin; bin → fin
- Change the ending sound: bin → bit; pin → pig; tin → tip
- Change the middle sound: bin → ban; tin → ten; pin → pun
Write about the activity using target words
- Write the word pin on a whiteboard and read the word together.
- Erase the beginning sound, leaving the -in, on the whiteboard.
- Have a child write a new beginning letter (i.e., b, d, f, t, w).
- Read the new word together, separating the beginning sound and -in word ending before blending them together.
- Repeat with the other letters.
SEEL At Home
Change the initial sound in -in words to make new words (e.g., change the /b/ in bin to a /w/ to make win).
- Picture cards (see below) cut out, folded, and placed in a tin (e.g., cookie tin) with a lid
- WIN! Tokens (see below),
- A bin
Activity: In the Bin
- With your child, take turns spinning the tin and opening the lid to choose a picture card.
- Name the picture on the card then decide together if the word ends with -in.
- If the word ends with -in, try to toss it into the bin, and if the word lands in the bin, you win a token.
- If the word does not end with -in, place the picture in a discard pile and try again.
- The person with the most tokens at the end wins.
- Help your child write a list of the things in the bin then ask your child what is the same about each word on the list (e.g.; They all end with -in).
- Ask your child what is different about each word on the list (e.g., they all start with a different sound).
- The activity can be repeated several times.
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.
In the Bin