Dig Dig Dig
Read and write words ending in –ig.
- Small shovel or large spoon
- –ig Picture/Word Cards (see below)—1 large set and 1 small set
- Plastic container filled with rice, shredded paper, or packing peanuts (fold small picture/word cards and place in container with contents.)
- Word blending cards (see below)
- Paper and pencil for each child
State and model the objective
Tell the children that today they will dig as they read and write words ending in –ig: twig, pig, wig, fig.
Practice the skill within an activity
- Display large picture/word cards and discuss what each is.
- Choose a child to dig for something with the shovel or spoon and have him or her say to the class “I want to dig for a ___.”
- As the child digs for that item have the class chant “Dig, dig, dig for a ___!”
- When the child finds a picture/word card, have him or her show it to the class and decide if the correct picture/word card was found.
- If the correct card was found, put the picture/word card back into the container and choose another child to dig for something.
- If the card was not correct, have the child dig again until the correct card is found.
- Repeat the activity as desired.
Apply the skill
Identify, blend, and manipulate sounds
- With word blending cards (see below), have the children make new words by changing either of the consonants or the vowel:
- pig → wig; big → dig; fig → jig
- big → beg; wig → wag; jig → jog
- dig → dip; big → bit; pig → pin
Write target words
- As a group, make a list of words ending in –ig on the board.
- Have each child write their own sentences: I can dig. Dig for a __ig. Encourage them to look at the list of words on the board for help.
SEEL At Home
Read and write words ending in -ig.
- -ig picture/word cards (see below) cut out
- Container filled with rice/pasta/cotton balls
- Paper and pencil
Activity: Dig, Dig, Dig
- Identify the -ig picture/word cards together. Put the cards in the container with rice/pasta/cotton balls.
- Take turns choosing which of the -ig pictures you would like to dig for.
- Before you begin digging say, "I want to dig for a ____."
- Dig with the spoon for the -ig picture.
- As you dig chant, "Dig, dig, dig for a ____!"
- After you find the -ig picture, show it to the other person and put it back in the container.
- Write a short story with your child about going on an adventure to dig and find the different -ig objects.
- Read the short story together. Have your child read each -ig word. Support where needed.
- The activity can be repeated several times.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.B: Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.D: Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words. (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)
Dig Dig Dig