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Lesson Plan

Title - Identifying the 'sh' sound in the initial position of words
By - Camille Budd-Hare
Primary Subject - Language Arts
Grade Level - 2

MATERIALS NEEDED:
    Pictures of various things which have the 'sh' spelling and sound at the beginning of their names, plain paper for each student, tape or thumbtacks.
OBJECTIVE: Students will be able to
    (1) say what sound they hear at the beginning of words with the 'sh' sound
    (2) say what two letters make this sound.
TEACHING INSTRUCTION:
    (1) Show the class the pictures collected while saying the name of each picture. Allow students to say the names with you. Have a short discussion about each picture, e.g. where would you find it, what do you do with it etc.

    (2) Write the name of each picture on chalkboard/whiteboard asking students to say them as you do so. Stick each picture beside its name.

    (3) Ask individual students to use each word in a sentence and let class repeat the sentences given.

    (4) Ask students if they can use their 'brain-power' to figure out what is the same about all these words. Give prompts and clues until someone says "they all have the letters 'sh' or the sound 'sh' at the beginning.

    (5) Encourage class to repeat the sound of the letters while you underline them, emphasizing that they make the 'sh' sound.

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