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 (see below)
  • Magic wand (play wand or stick)
  • Plastic dishes 
  • I Wish I Had a Fish song (see target text below)

State and model the objective 
Tell the children they will wish for a fish from a magic hat (or bag) while they add sounds to the –ish ending to make new words such as wish, fish, dish, and swish

Practice the skill within an activity

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 (or bag).
  • Teach children the song, I Wish I Had a Fish (see target text below) sung to the tune of London Bridge is Falling Down.
  • Hand out a fish and a dish to the children (one per child or several to share) and allow them to swish the fish in the dish as they sing the song.

Apply the skill (choose from the following)

Read target words in a text (see below)

  • Read the text of the song I Wish I Had a Fish together as a class/group. 
  • 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 and Wish for a Fish song (see below)
  • Small dish

Activity: Wish for a Fish

  • Hide the fish picture somewhere in the room.
  • Sing the song, Wish for a Fish, while your child tries to find the fish.
  • Sing louder when your child gets closer to the fish and softer when further away from the fish.
  • Yell, "Swish fish!" when your child finds the fish and allow him or her to swish the fish in a dish.
  • Take turns hiding and finding the fish.
  • 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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