Introduce double-letter words
|Activity Type: Introduce|
|Activity Form: Standard|
|Group Size: Small Group, Whole Class|
|Length: 8 minutes|
|Materials: Double-letter word index cards (print them here)|
|Goal: Given a written word with a double letter, the student can say the word ( fill -> "fill" ).|
|Items: fill, miss, egg, fizz, pull|
What to do
- Write the word fill on the board or use an index card (here). Here's a weird word. It's weird because it has the same letter twice, but you only make that letter's sound once. Sound it out with me: fffiiilll-lll. Exaggerate the double-letter. That's a lot of /lll/ because this word has a double l--there are two letter l's.
- Now we say the word fast, but only say the /l/ once. My turn first: fill.
- Now your turn. Show students the word miss. Sound out this word. Ready? Mmmiiisss-sss. Now say it fast, but remember: only say the double letter once. Students: miss. Good!
- Repeat with egg, fizz, pull.
- Watch for students who are not joining in and give them an individual turn. If they continue to struggle, make a note in an Activity Log.
See this video to see how to introduce double-letter words.