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 (see below) or toy ships
  • Instructions to fold a paper ship (see below) 
  • Bowl or container of water
  • -ip word cards (see below)
  • What a Ship Can Do target text (see below)
  • Take a Pretend Ship Trip target text (see below)

State and model the objective 
Tell the children they will play with ships and that they will read and write words that end with -ip: ship, skip, zip, drip, dip, tip. 

Practice the skill within an activity

Place -ip words on a paper ship

  • Give the children a ship [e.g., a toy ship, ship graphic (see below), or a folded paper ship (see instructions below)].
  • 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 (see below).
  • 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 (see below)
  • 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)

Apply the skill

Read target words in a text

  • Read the target text What a Ship Can Do (see below) 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 target text Take a Pretend Ship Trip (see below).

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 (see below)
  • 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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