Spelling Lesson 2 (ch)
Follow the steps below to teach ‘ch’ spelling:
Step 1: Revision
Revise some basic sounds of letters. Revise tricky words ‘T’ and ‘the’.
Step 2: Main Point
Revise the ‘ch’ spelling of the /ch/ sound.
Fun action for ‘ch’: Move arms at sides as if you are a train, saying ‘ch’, ‘ch’, ‘ch’. The teacher can line up students in such a way as to resemble a train, and everyone can do the action together, saying ‘ch’, ‘ch’, ‘ch’.
Afterwards, with the children, make a list of words which use it. Children may come up with words like ‘chips’, ‘cheap’, ‘chirp’, ‘chest’, ‘church’ etc. Then, ask them to make up sentences, using some of the words. (Do not be too particular about the grammatical accuracy of the sentences.) The words formed could be written onto a big ‘chest’ shape given in worksheet 2.1, which might then be used as a word bank for display in front of the class or on the notice board.
Step 3: Spelling Sheet 2
Ask children to write inside the outlined 'ch' (refer to spelling sheet 2), using the correct letter formation. Then, using worksheet 2.2, write a ‘ch’ word in each box given, and draw a picture for that word. Let children say aloud the words and as a class, determine the words that will be written, for which pictures will be drawn. Afterwards they colour their pictures.
Step 4: Dictation
Using dictation list 2, Read the words and sentences for the children to write down, not too fast, but not too slow either.
Step 5: Spelling List
Read the spelling words with the children. Say aloud the sounds in the regular words, and say the letter names for the tricky words ‘he’ and ‘she’. The longer word ‘chicken’ has two syllables and can be remembered as ‘chick’ and ‘en’ for spelling. It helps the children to remember that spelling if they emphasize the /e/ sound in the second syllable, pronouncing it to rhyme with ‘pen’.
- I am rich.
- She sat on the bench.
- He had chips for lunch.