Pig in a Wig
Read and blend sounds for words that end in -ig such as pig, wig, jig, and dig.
- Pink paper
- Colored paper
- Pig Wig Instructions*
- Pig Wig Jig chant*
- Music for a jig (optional)
*Items included below.
The children will pretend to be pigs with wigs doing a jig as they read and create words such as wig, pig, jig, big, and dig.
Make a big wig for a pig
- Involve the children in making pig wigs using the Pig Wig Instructions (found below).
- Help the children write -ig words on the pieces of the wig.
Sing or chant the Pig Wig Jig chant
- Have the children be in a circle and teach the children the Pig Wig Jig chant (see below).
- Have a child stand in the middle of the circle as the pig in a big wig.
- Choose a second child to walk around the circle while the class chants the first verse of the Pig Wig Jig.
- Permit the second child to join the pig in the middle and do a jig together
as the class sings or chants the second verse.
- Allow other children to be pigs doing jigs in the circle.
Read target words in a text
- Read the Pig Wig Jig chant together as a class.
- Read the text again, fading support.
- Have the children help make a list of all of the -ig words in the text.
- Involve the children in blending the sounds to make words:
- Initial consonant and rime ending as in /p/ + /ig/ = pig
- Individual phonemes as in /p/ + /i/ + /g/ = pig
Clap out sounds in words
- Have the children clap once for each sound in the word pig (/p/ /i/ /g/).
- Ask the children how many sounds they hear in the word pig.
- Clap for each sound in other words: jig, wig, dig, big, fig, rig.
SEEL Target Texts
Pig Wig Jig song
SEEL At Home
Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with -ig to make words, such as wig, dig, and jig.
- Pig Wig instructions
- Pig Wig Jig chant
Activity: A Pig in a Wig
- Follow the Pig Wig Instructions to make a paper wig.
- Read the Pig Wig Jig chant as your child wears the wig and pretends to walk down a street, greet a pig, and do a jig.
- Read the Pig Wig Jig chant with your child.
- Have your child underline the words ending in -ig in the chant.
- Together with your child, blend the beginning sound with the -ig ending (e.g., /p/ + /ig/ = pig) for each of the -ig words.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.A: Recognize and produce rhyming words.
Pig in a Wig