Clips for Chips

Objective

Read and write words that end with –ip.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • chip
  • zip
  • skip
  • trip
  • rip
  • clip (noun)
  • clip (verb)

Materials:

  • Clips (i.e., paper clips, binder clips, or chip clips)
  • Plastic sandwich or snack bags with zip lock closure to use as chip bags
  • Paper and scissors to make chips
  • Word cards (see below)
  • Letter cards (see below)
  • Clips Keep Chips Inside a Chip Bag target text (see below) 
  • Chips Can Slip Out of a Chip Bag target text (see below)

State and model the objective 
Tell the children they will skip with chips and that they will read and write words that end with –ip: chip, clip, snip, rip, skip, trip, tip, dip, drip.

Practice the skill with an activity

Snip, clip, and rip paper chips

  • Have the children cut out triangles, circles, or strips to make paper chips.
  • Comment that they can snip, and clip the paper to make pretend chips (explain that snip and clip mean to cut).
  • Instruct the children to write chip on the paper chips. 
  • Let the children rip the paper chips that they have created, then have them clip the pieces of chips together (explain that another meaning for the word clip is to hold things together).

Skip and trip and let chips slip out

  • Pass out open sandwich bags and invite the children to fill the bags with their paper chips.
  • Have the children write “chip bag” on the plastic bag.
  • Let the children skip and pretend to slip and trip so that chips slip out of the bag.
  • If the chips don’t all slip out then tip the bag and let them slip out.
  • Instruct the children to gather the chips then zip or clip the bag opening so the chips don’t slip out. 
  • Repeat the activity using word cards (see below) instead of chips and help the children read the word on each card that slips out of the chip bag.

Apply the skill

  • Read target words in texts
    • Engage the children in reading the target text Clips Keep Chips Inside a Chip Bag (see below), together with the group then have the children underline the words in the text that end with –ip.
    • Read the text again, fading support.
    • Repeat with the target text Chips Can Slip Out of a Chip Bag.
  • Identify, blend and manipulate sounds
    • Have children identify the beginning, middle and ending sounds of words by tapping their shoulder (beginning), their elbow (middle) and fingers (end) (e.g. lip = /l/ tap shoulder, /i/ tap elbow, /p/ tap fingers). Point out that all of the words have the -ip sound at the end of the word. 
      • dip = /d/ /i/ /p/
      • rip = /r/ /i/ /p/
      • chip = /ch/ /i/ /p/
    • With letter cards (see below), have the children make new words by changing the vowel or either of the consonants:
      • Change the beginning sound: dip → chip; chip → tip; tip → rip
      • Change the ending sound: dip → did; sip → sit; rip → rib
      • Change the middle sound: sip → sap; rip → rap; tip → tap

SEEL Target Texts

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Clips Keep Chips Inside a Chip Bag

Some chip bags have clips.
Some chip bags have zippers.
Clips keep chips inside the chip bag.
 
Clip a chip bag.  
Tip the bag.
Did the chips fall out?
Did the chips slip out?
 
Zip a chip bag.
Tip the bag.
Did the chips fall out?  

Chips Can Slip Out of a Chip Bag

Some chip bags have clips.
Some chip bags have zippers.
 
What if we don’t clip a chip bag?
Tip the bag and the chips slip out.
Skip with the chip bag and the chips fall out.
 
What if we don’t zip a chip bag?
Tip the bag and the chips fall out.  
Skip with the chip bag and the chips fall out.
 
Remember to clip or zip your chip bags!
 

Printouts

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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