Read and write words ending in –ig.
- Pig Wig Instructions
- Premade caps
- Paper strips of various colors
- Pig nose
- Word blending cards
- Pig Wig target text
The children will make a pig wig as they read and write words that end in –ig such as pig, big, wig, and jig.
Make a pig wig
- Give each child a paper wig.
- Think of words that end with –ig together as a class. Make a list on the board (e.g., dig, jig, big, fig).
- Have the children write words from the list on the strips of paper to curl and put onto their wig (using tape or glue).
- Allow each child to attach a pig nose to their pig wig.
- Have the children pretend to dig or do a jig while wearing their pig wig.
Identify, blend, and manipulate sounds
- With word blending cards, 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
Read target words in a text
- Display the Pig Wig target text on the board.
- Read the text together as a group while the children wear their wigs; have them pretend to dig and dance a jig at the appropriate times while reading the text.
- Read again, fading support.
- Allow one child at a time to come to the board and underline an –ig word from the text. Repeat until all –ig words have been underlined.
Write about the activity using target words
- Review the lesson activity with the children.
- Have the children write as many different -ig words on the headband of their wig as they can (support as needed).
SEEL Target Texts
A special wig!
Let’s make a wig for a pig!
And write words on it that end in –ig.
We can try it on and dance a jig.
We can even put it on and pretend to dig.
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/.)
A Wig for a Pig