Weave a Web
- Yarn—several strands for each child about 8 inches long
- Picture cards—at least one /w/ card for each child
State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will weave webs for /w/ things as they listen for words that start with the /w/ sound, such as watermelon, wagon, wand, and world.
Weave things with /w/ into a web
- Show the children how to weave a web by criss-crossing strands of yarn in random directions on a piece of paper and taping the ends to the paper.
- Explain that weave and web both start with the /w/ sound, and have the children come up one at a time and choose a picture card.
- Help the children to identify the picture on their card and emphasize the first sound in the word (e.g., /w/, /w/, witch).
- If the object on the picture card begins with the /w/ sound, have the child say, “I will weave a ___ (e.g., witch) into my web!” and have him or her tape the picture card to his or her web.
- If the picture on the card does not begin with the /w/ sound, have the child say, “I won’t weave a ___ (e.g., dog) into my web!” and set the card off to the side.
- Continue the activity until all of the children have a card or two taped to their webs.
Repeat words with the target letter
Have the children show their webs to the class and help them to describe their webs using /w/ words [(e.g., I wove a ___ (e.g., witch) into my web.].
SEEL At Home
Recognize and produce the /w/ sound in a series of words that all begin with /w/.
- Web graphic
Activity: What's on the Web?
- Talk with your child about how a spider weaves webs. If the weather is warm enough, go outside with your child and find a spider web.
- Take a walk inside or outside with your child and look for things that begin with the /w/ sound (e.g., window, waffle, water, wood).
- When you and your child find something that begins with the /w/ sound, let your child draw the /w/ item on his or her web.
- Repeat until your child has drawn several /w/ things on the web.
- Have fun taking turns pointing to and identifying the items on the web by saying, "We wove a ___ (e.g., waffle) into the web."
Weave a Web