Skip to the Ship

Objective

Read and write words that end with -ip.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • ship
  • skip
  • zip
  • flip
  • drip
  • dip
  • tip

Materials:

  • Ship graphics or toy ships
  • Instructions to fold a paper ship
  • Bowl or container of water
  • Word cards
  • What a Ship Can Do target text
  • Take a Pretend Ship Trip target text

Overview
The children will play with ships as they read and write words that end with -ip such as ship, skip, zip, drip, dip, and tip. 

Literacy Activities
Place -ip words on a paper ship

  • Give the children a ship [e.g., a toy ship, ship graphic, or a folded paper ship.
  • Ask the children to write the word 'ship' on the paper ship (or on tape on the toy ship). 
  • Have the children take turns choosing a word card.
  • Help the children read the word on the card then have them place the word card on the ship.

Skip a ship

  • Help the children read the word on each word card.
  • Allow the children to act out each word using a ship (e.g., folded paper ship, ship picture, toy ship) and a bowl of water:
    • tip (tip the ship one way and then the other)
    • zip (move the ship very quickly)
    • skip (bump the ship up and down like it's skipping on water)
    • flip (flip the ship up into the air)
    • dip (dip the ship into the bowl of water)
    • drip (let water drip off of the ship into the bowl of water)

More Practice
Read target words in a text

  • Read the What a Ship Can Do target text together with the children. 
  • Have the children underline the words from the text that end with -ip.
  • Read the text again, fading support.
  • Repeat with the Take a Pretend Ship Trip target text.

Write target words

  • Have children identify the beginning, middle and ending sounds of words by tapping their shoulder (beginning), elbow (middle) and fingers (end) (e.g. lip = /l/ tap shoulder, /i/ tap elbow, /p/ tap fingers. 
    • ship = /sh/ /i/ /p/
    • dip = /d /i/ /p/
    • rip = /r/ /i/ /p/
    • tip = /t/ /i/ /p/
  • Have the children write each word on a piece of paper.
  • Allow the children to fold their paper into a ship (optional).

SEEL Target Texts

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Take a Pretend Ship Trip

Skip.  Skip. 
Skip to the ship.
Get on!
Zip!  Zip!
Zip goes the ship!
Slip.  Slip.
Slip on the ship.
Skip.  Skip.
Skip on the ship.
What a fun trip. 

What a Ship Can Do

A ship can do lots of things.
It can tip.
It can zip.
It can skip.
It can skip along the water.
It can flip.
It can dip.
It can dip down into the water.
It can drip.
A ship can do lots of things.

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Objective
Read and write words that end with -ip.

Materials

  • Paper ship and word cards
  • Bowl of water

Activity: Ship Trip

  • Help your child label the paper ship by writing ship.
  • Take turns choosing a word card and reading it.
  • Help your child perform the action indicated by each word card using the paper ship and the bowl of water: 
    • tip (e.g., tip the ship one way and then the other); 
    • zip (e.g., move the ship very quickly)
    • skip (e.g., bump the ship up and down like it?s skipping on water)
    • flip (e.g., flip the ship up into the air)
    • dip (e.g., dip the ship into the bowl of water)
    • drip (e.g., let water drip off of the ship into the bowl of water); 
  • Help your child make a list of the -ip words from the activity.
  • The activity can be repeated several times.Paper-Ship-word-cards

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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