of the Week Lesson for /oo/
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sound this week is the long vowel combination /oo/ as in zoo.
Emphasize the /oo/ sound often throughout the day. Have your child repeat the sound with you.
Put up your sound wall poster.
The main theme for the week is: Kangaroos
Books to read aloud that support the theme:
Love You, Blue Kangaroo! by Emma Chichester Clark
Kandoo Kangaroo Hops into Homeschool by Susan Ratner
A Kangaroo Joey Grows Up by Joan and Richard Hewett
Do Kangaroos Wear Seat Belts? by Jane Kurtz
Katy No-Pocket by Emmy Payne
The Very Boastful Kangaroo by Bernard Most
Welcome to the World of Kangaroos by Diane Swanson
Elmer and the Kangaroo by David McKee
Poems that support the theme:
Duck and the Kangaroo" by Edward Lear
"The Baby Kangaroo"
Songs that support the theme:
Day 1: Practice writing the letter "o" on one line of handwriting paper.
Day 2: Practice writing the letter "o" on one line of handwriting paper.
Day 3: Practice writing the long vowel combination "oo" on one line of handwriting paper.
Day 4: Practice writing the word "kangaroo" one or two times.
Day 5: Practice
writing any of the other theme words one or two times.
Activities and/or Art Projects
Heart Kangaroo Paper Craft - they say it is for Valentine's Day, but you could do this any time of year.
Make a kangaroo puppet. You would just use a brown lunch bag and add ears, tail, eyes, nose, etc.. to the bag till it looked like a kangaroo. You can cut a slit for a pouch in the front and have a baby kangaroo peeking through.
to the zoo and look for the kangaroo!
Other Theme Words and Ideas
Other theme words - zoo, balloon, school, rooster, broom, food, moon, goose, cocoon, bamboo, pool, lagoon and so on...
Books to read aloud that support the other theme words or the long vowel combination /oo/:
Me in the Zoo! by Robert Lopshire
If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss
Going to the Zoo by Tom Paxton
Curious George and the Hot Air Balloon by Margret and H.A. Rey
Rooster's Off to See the World by Eric Carle
Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
Poems that support the other theme words or the long vowel combination /oo/:
Red Balloon" by Ann Gye
"The Harvest Moon" by Ted Hughes
Songs that support the other theme words or the long vowel combination /oo/:
"Why Shouldn't My Goose"
More Related Sounds to Explore (Optional)
The following sounds also make the same sound as the long vowel combination /oo/. You can spend time now exploring these sounds if you wish. Follow the outline above to create a lesson plan of your own for one or more of the following words.
/ue/ as in blue, glue, sue, true, barbecue, virtue
/ew/ as in grew, flew, new, dew, stew, chew, jewelry
/ou/ as in you, soup, group, cougar, wound
as in feud, sleuth, lieutenant, maneuver, Dr. Seuss
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