Digraph Sh Shoes Theme
Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities and Worksheets
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Here are printable materials and some suggestions to present consonant digraph Sh with the topic of shoes.
Level: kindergarten and first grade after the basic alphabet sounds have been mastered.
Shoes theme lesson plan activities:
1. Nursery rhyme: There was an old woman who lived in a shoe
This nursery rhyme lesson plan incorporates various activities with shoes: why do we wear shoes?, match the shoe to activity worksheet, counting, sorting shoes and more.
2. Fairy Tales: The Shoemaker and the Elves
Consonant Sh Digraph Presentation:
Explain that when letter 'S' and 'h' "tag along together" they make the Sh sound. Invite children to make the sound.
Find the Sh sound: Have the children find all the Sh's in upper and lower case on the worksheet and encourage them to circle or trace/shade them first. Visit each child to make sure they have identified the digraph Sh's and then discuss the locations with the poster.
Finger and Pencil Tracing: Trace the Sh's in upper and lower case with your finger as you also sound out the digraph. Invite the children to do the same on their coloring page or handwriting practice worksheet.
Encourage the children to trace the dotted letters, and demonstrate the direction of the arrows and numbers that help them trace the letter correctly. During the demonstration, you may want to count out loud as you trace so children become aware of how the number order aids them in the writing process,
Consonant Sh Worksheet and Mini Book features four Sh words: shark, sheep, shepherd, shoes. These printable activities can be used as part of program of activities to reinforce learning this digraph. Read suggested instructions for using the worksheet and mini-book.
Discuss other letter Sh words and images found in the worksheet. Display other Sh coloring pages or even make a classroom book. Visit Letter Sh Printable Activities and coloring pages to make your choice.
Advanced independent handwriting practice:
Print your choice of printable lined-paper and drawing and writing paper encourage children to draw a shark and practice writing Sh or sh words.