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Objective

Read -ish words and blend beginning consonants with the -ish ending to make the words wish, fish, swish, and dish.

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Target Words:

  • fish
  • wish
  • dish
  • swish

Materials:

  • Paper or plastic fish 
  • Magic wand 
  • Dishes or cupped palms to serve as dishes
  • I Wish I Had a Fish song or chant*

*Item included below. 

State and Model the Objective

Tell the children that they will wish for a dish and wish for a fish and will read and make words such as wish, fish, dish, and swish.

Literacy Activities

Wish for a fish 

  • Have the children take turns waving the magic wand over a hat or bag while saying, “Swish! Swish! I wish for a fish!”
  • Pull the fish or some fish from the container
  • Teach the children to sing or chant the text I Wish I Had a Fish to the rhythm from “London Bridge is Falling Down.”
  • Hand out a fish and a dish and allow the children to swish the fish in the dish as they sing or chant.

Read target words in a text

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

Write target words

  • Have the children write words from dictation: fish, wish, dish, swish
  • Ask the children to write the following:
    • I wish I had a fish in my dish.
    • I wish to swish the fish in a dish.

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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
  • I Wish I Had a Fish song 

Activity: Wish for a Fish

  • Teach your child 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 I Wish I Had a Fish song.
  • Read the I Wish I Had 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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