Wish for a Fish

Objective

Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with –ish to make words such as wish, fish, and dish.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • fish
  • wish
  • dish
  • swish

Materials:

  • A hat or bag 
  • Paper fish 
  • Magic wand
  • Plastic dishes 
  • "I Wish I Had a Fish" song 

Overview
The children will wish for a fish from a magic hat as they add sounds to the –ish ending to make new words such as wish, fish, dish, and swish

Literacy Activities

Wish for a fish from the magic hat

  • Have children take turns waving the magic wand over the hat (or bag) while saying the magic words: “Swish! Swish! I wish for a fish!”
  • After everybody has had a turn, pull the fish from the hat.
  • Teach the children the song, "I Wish I Had a Fish", sung to the tune of "London Bridge is Falling Down."
  • Hand out a fish and a dish to the children and allow them to swish the fish in the dish as they sing the song.

More Practice

Read target words in a text

  • Read the text of the song "I Wish I Had a Fish" together as a class. 
  • Read the text again fading support.
  • Have the children underline the words that end in –ish.

Write about the activity using target words

  • Give each child a whiteboard and have them write words from dictation, changing one or two letters each time to make a new word:
    • fishwishwashwartartantinpinpigbigbitbathathit

SEEL Target Texts

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I Wish I Had a Fish

I wish I had a little fish,
little fish,
little fish,
I wish I had a little fish,
A little fish, I wish.
I wish I had a little dish,
little dish,
little dish,
I wish I had a little dish,
A dish for a fish, I wish.
I wish I had a fish in a dish,
fish in a dish,
fish in a dish,
I wish I had a fish in a dish,
A fish in a dish, I wish.
 
(Sing to the tune of London Bridge is Falling Down: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g32rvouZj8Y&feature=watch_response)

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Objective
Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with –ish to make words such as wish, fish, and dish.

Materials

  • Fish picture
  • Small dish
  • "Wish for a Fish" song 

Activity: Wish for a Fish

  • Teach your children how to swish water in their mouth (like using mouthwash).

    • Have your child swish loudly.
    • Have your child swish softly.
  • Take a dish and show your child how to swish water in a dish (move water side to side).
    • Have your child swish the water in the dish fast.
    • Have your child swish the water in the dish slowly.
  • This time swish the fish picture card in the dish and sing the "Wish for a Fish" song.
  • Read the "Wish for a Fish" song with your child, encouraging him or her to identify the -ish words.
  • The activity can be repeated several times.
  • fish-picture-and-wish-for-a-fish-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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