Ding a Ling Ding

Objective

Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with the -ing ending to make words such as ding, ring, sing, and string.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • ring
  • string
  • swing
  • sing
  • ding

Materials:

  • String
  • Metal rings (e.g., metal washer rings or key rings)
  • Metal spoon for striking the rings
  • Ding-a-Ling Ding song (see below) sung to the tune of Frere Jacques

State and model the objective 
Tell the children that they will swing or ding rings to make music while they add sounds to the -ing ending to make words such as ring, sing, ding, and ping.

Practice the skill within an activity

Sing ding-a-ling and ding a ring

  • Display and teach the children the Ding-a-Ling Ding song (see below), pointing out the words that end with -ing, and then sing it together to the tune of Frere Jaques.
  • Demonstrate how to put the rings on a string to make them ding by having a child hold one end of the string, put the rings on the string, and then hold the other end tight.
  • Tap the rings with the spoon or swing the string gently (like a jump-rope) to make the rings ding.
  • Separate the children into pairs or small groups to put their own rings on a string and make them ding. 
  • Sing the Ding-a-Ling Ding song again, emphasizing the words that end with -ing.
  • Ask the children what words they heard in the activity that end with -ing and write them on the board.
  • Let the children invent other words that end with -ing, write them on a piece of paper, then tell a friend how they made the word (i.e., I put an r in front of -ing and made ring.). 

Apply the skill 

Read target words in a text

  • Display the text of the Ding-a-Ling Ding song (see below). 
  • Read the text together as a group.
  • Have the children identify the -ing words in the song and take turns circling all the -ing endings.
  • Read the text again, separating the beginning sound and -ing word ending when you read the -ing words (e.g., /d/ + /ing/ = ding). 

Clap out sounds in words 

  • Have the children take apart the word ring and clap once for each sound in the word (/r/ /i/ /ng/)
  • Ask the children how many times they clapped for the word ring. (3)
  • Clap for each sound in the word ring again to reinforce the model.
  • Repeat with other -ing words (e.g. sing, ping, ting, etc.).

SEEL Target Texts

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Ding-a-Ling Ding

(Sung to the tune of Frere Jacques)
 
Ding-a-ling, ding
Ting-a-ling, ting
Swing that string
Swing that string
We can make the rings ding!
We can make the rings ding!
Ping-a-ling
Ding-a-ling

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Objective 
Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with -ing to make words such as ding, ring, ping, and swing

Materials

  • Ding-a-Ling Ding song (see below), sung to the tune of Frere Jacques
  • Metal rings (e.g., washers or key rings)
  • String/yarn
  • Metal spoon

Activity: Ding-a-Ling Ding

  • Hold a string tightly between you and your child, with each of you holding one end.
  • String metal rings onto the string and strike the rings with a spoon to make them ding.
  • Sing the Ding-a-Ling Ding song with your child, allowing him/her to hit the rings with the spoon each time you sing a word that ends with -ing.
  • Have your child identify the -ing words in the song and circle all the -ing endings.
  • Read the text of the song, separating the beginning sound and -ing word ending when you read any -ing words (e.g., /d/ + /ing/ = ding). Ding-a-ling-ding Song

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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