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 
  • Metal spoon 
  • Ding-a-Ling Ding song 

Overview
The children will swing or ding rings to make music as they add sounds to the -ing ending to make words such as ring, sing, ding, and ping.

Literacy Activities
Sing ding-a-ling and ding a ring

  • Display and teach the children the Ding-a-Ling Ding song, sung to the tune of Frere Jaques.
  • Point out the words that end with -ing, and then sing it together. 
  • Demonstrate how to put the rings on a string by having a child hold one end of the string tightly and slide the rings on.
  • Tap the rings with the spoon or swing the string gently (like a jump-rope) to make the rings ding.
  • Separate the children into 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. 
  • Have the children write them on a piece of paper, then tell a friend how they made the word (e.g., I put an r in front of -ing and made ring.). 

More Practice
Read target words in a text

  • Display the Ding-a-Ling Ding song lyrics. 
  • 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 (three).
  • 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

SEEL At Home

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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
  • Metal rings 
  • String
  • 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.
  • Show your child the text of the song, and 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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