Rings Ding and Sing

Objective

Read and write words ending in –ing.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • ring
  • string
  • swing
  • sing
  • ding

Materials:

  • String—1 per child
  • Metal rings (e.g., metal washer rings or key rings)—4 or 5 per child
  • Metal spoon for striking the rings—1 per child
  • Ding-a-ling Rings song (see target text below)—sung to the tune of Frere Jacques
  • Music for Frere Jacques
  • Word blending cards (see below)

State and model the objective
Tell the children that today they’re going to make some metal rings ding and sing as they read and write words ending in –ing: ping, string, swing, ding.

Practice the skill within an activity

Make rings ding

  • Teach the children the Ding-a-Ling Rings song (see target text below) and then sing it together. 
  • Demonstrate how to put the rings on the string to make them ding. 
  • Have one child stand opposite you and hold one end of the string so it is tight. 
  • Put the rings on the string.
  • Strike the rings with the spoon or swing the string (like a jump-rope) to make the rings ding.
  • Separate the children into pairs to copy your demonstration. 
  • Sing the Ding-a-Ling Rings song again. Have the children hit the rings with the spoon each time they sing a word ending with –ing

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:
    • ding sing; ring ping; string swing
    • sing sang; ring rung; ding dong
    • sing sink; swing swim; ding  dig

Read target words in a text

  • Display the text of the Ding-a-ling Rings song (see target text below) on the board so that all of the children can easily see it.
  • Read the text together as a group. 
  • Read the text again, fading support.
  • Allow one child at a time to underline an –ing word from the text. Repeat until all –ing words have been underlined.

Write target words

  • Make a list of –ing words from the song on the board.
  • Write a song together about how rings ding-a-ling, using some of the –ing words from your list. (Choose a well-known tune and write new words to it). 
  • Play and sing it for parents, another teacher, other children, or an administrator.

SEEL Target Texts

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Ding-a-Ling Rings

(Sung to the tune of Frere Jacques)

Ding-a-ling, ding
Ting-a-ling, ting
Swing that string
Swing that string
We can make the rings sing!
We can make the rings sing!
Ping-a-ling
Ding-a-ling

Printouts

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Objective
Read and write words ending in -ing.

Materials

  • Ding-a-Ling Rings song (see below)
  • A few metal rings (e.g., washers or key rings)
  • String or yarn
  • Metal spoon
  • Pencil and paper

Activity: Ding-a-Ling Rings

  • Hold the string tightly between you and your child. (Each person will hold one end of the string.)
  • String the metal rings onto the string.
  • Strike the rings with a spoon to make the rings ding.
  • Sing the Ding-a-Ling Rings song with your child. Have him or her hit the rings with the spoon each time he or she hears a word that ends with -ing.
  • Help your child make a list of words ending with -ing. Read this list together.
  • Help your child write a song using the -ing words he or she has listed (think of a well-known tune like It's a Small World or Hot Cross Buns and use words that end with -ing). 
  • Practice and perform the song (while playing the rings) for a family member or friend.
  • The activity can be repeated several times.Ding-a-Ling-Rings-song

Standards

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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/.)

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