Yum Plum

Objective

Read and write words that end with -um.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • yum
  • plum
  • gum
  • hum

Materials:

  • Pie pan/container
  • Pretend gum (e.g., sticky tack, tape) 
  • Little Jack Horner Nursery Rhyme (see below)  
  • um picture cards (see below) 
  • um word cards (see below) 
  • Letter cards (see below) 
  • Yum Plum target text (see below) 

State and model the objective
Tell the children they will read and write words ending with -um—words like yum, plum, hum, and gum

Practice the skill within an activity

Yum! Grab something with your thumb

  • Before the activity, cut out the -um picture cards and put them face down in the pie pan. 
  • Read the Little Jack Horner Nursery Rhyme (see below) together.
  • Have children take turns having pretend gum (sticky tack or tape) on the top of their thumb and putting their sticky thumbs in the –um pie pan to pull out an –um picture card. 
  • As children pull the –um picture cards out of the pie pan, have them read the word on the picture card aloud and then say, “I put in my thumb and pulled out a _um! Yum!”
  • After going through all the -um picture cards, replace them with the -um word cards and repeat the activity. 

Apply the skill

Identify, blend and manipulate sounds 

  • Let the children make a target word (e.g. yum) from letter cards (see below) and then let them make different words by changing either of the consonants or the vowel. 
    • Change the beginning sound(s): yum hum; hum → gum
    • Change the vowel sound: hum ham; hum him
    • Change the ending sound(s): hum hut; gum  gut; hum  hug
  • For each of the words the children make, have them produce the sounds for each letter and then blend those sounds back into the word. 

Read target words in a text 

  • Have the children underline the words that end in -um in the target text Yum Plum (see below). 
  • Read the Yum Plum text to the children. 
  • Engage the children in reading the Yum Plum text simultaneously with you. 
  • Read the Yum Plum text again fading support. 

Write about the activity using target words and phrases 

  • Display target words on a word wall (i.e. yum, plum, hum, gum) and then engage the children in one of the following: 
    • Review the lesson activity, give the children a story starter (e.g., We put gum on our thumbs and then…) and ask them to write about the activity using their own words. 
    • Re-read the target text (see below) and permit the children to write their own version of the text. 

SEEL Target Texts

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Little Jack Horner

Little Jack Horner
Sat in the corner,
Eating a Christmas pie.
He put in his thumb,
And pulled out a plum,
And said, “What a good boy am I!”

Yum Plum

I put gum on my thumb 
And pulled out the word drum!
I put gum on my thumb 
And pulled out the word yum!
I put gum on my thumb 
And pulled out the word hum
I put gum on my thumb 
And pulled out the word glum
I put gum on my thumb 
And pulled out the word plum!
Yum, plum!

Printouts

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Objective 
Read and write words that end with -um

Materials

  • Pie pan/container
  • Pretend gum (e.g., sticky tack, tape)
  • Little Jack Horner nursery rhyme (see below)  
  • -um graphics (see below) 
  • -um word cards (see below) 

Activity: Yum Plum

  • Before the activity, cut out the -um picture cards and put them face down in the pie pan. 
  • Read the Little Jack Horner nursery rhyme (see below) together with your child (support as needed). 
  • Put sticky tack/tape on your thumb and your child's thumb.
  • Take turns putting your sticky thumbs in the pie pan to pull out an -um picture saying, "I put in my thumb and pulled out a __um! Yum!"
  • Repeat the activity, replacing the pictures with -um word cards in the pie pan and invite your child to read each -um word card as it is pulled out.
  • The activity can be repeated several times.-um-graphics-and-word-cards
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Little-Jack-Horner-Nursery-Rhyme

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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