Students will use the word wall to help them guess the name of a secret food.
Students will learn to use their background knowledge to infer the name of the secret food.
One important reading skill is to be able to figure out the word in a sentence by thinking about what would make sense and simultaneously thinking about letters and sounds (Cunningham & Allington, 1999). This activity provides students with the opportunity to practice both.
Students will practice their listening and comprehension skills by listening to teacher read statements.
food word wall
1.Tell students that they are going to play a guessing game called "Guess the Secret Food". Tell them you are thinking of a food that is on the food word wall. You will give them five clues as to what food you are thinking about.
2.Each child receives a piece of paper and crayons/markers.
3.After each clue is said, students must make a guess. They may draw the food they guess but must also look for the food's spelling by using the pictures on the food wall.
4.Continue to play this game throughout the unit as more and more food words are added to the food word wall.
This activity caters to diverse spelling and reading abilities because it allows them to use the word wall as a spelling resource. Some may need to first locate the picture and others may be able to locate the word by the sound and letters.
Informal assessment through observation of finished product and anecdotal notes.