of the Week Lesson for /oa/
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sound this week is the vowel combination /oa/ as in boat.
Emphasize the /oa/ 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: Boats
Books to read aloud that support the theme:
Boats by Anne Rockwell
Boat Book by Gail Gibbons
Busy Boats by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker
Boats that Float: Learning the Oa Sound by Abigail Richter
All About Boats by Mary Lindeen
Row, Row, Row Your Boat by Iza Trapani
Boats by Shana Corey
Tugga-Tugga Tugboat by Kevin Lewis
Boats Afloat by Shelley Rotner
The Little Sailboat by Lois Lenski
The Boat Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta
Poems that support the theme:
"Where Go the Boats"
by Robert Louis Stevenson
Songs that support the theme:
"Row, Row, Row Your Boat"
"Michael, Row the Boat Ashore"
Day 1: Practice writing the letter "o" on one line of handwriting paper.
Day 2: Practice writing the letter "a" on one line of handwriting paper.
Day 3: Practice writing the vowel combination "oa" on one line of handwriting paper.
Day 4: Practice writing the word "boat" one or two times.
writing any of the other theme words one or two times.
Activities and/or Art Projects
Boats Coloring Pages
Play with toy boats in the bathtub!
Halves Boat Shapes Craft
Make a poster or lapbook about all the different kinds of boats (see exploration idea below).Visit a harbour, marina, or dock where boats can be found.
Other Theme Words and Ideas
Other theme words - coat, moat, float, goat, throat, oat, oak, cloak, soak, soap, toad, road, foam, coal, roast, toast and so on...
Fun Idea - Make Oatmeal Cookies, or have oatmeal and toast for breakfast
Books to read aloud that support the other theme words or the vowel combination /oa/:
A New Coat for Anna by Harriet Ziefert
(Find a retelling, or share from the bible the story of Joseph and Coat of Many Colors)
Things That Float and Things That Don't by David A. Adler
Giraldo's Tickly Throat by Sharon Jennings
The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Paul Galdone
Frog and Toad are Friends by Arnold Lobel
Scapegoat: The Story of a Goat Named Oat and a Chewed-up Coat by Dean Hale
Poems that support the other theme words or the vowel combination /oa/:
"The Oak" by Maud Keary (from Enchanted Tulips and Other Verses for Children)
Songs that support the other theme words or the vowel combination /oa/:
Peas, Beans and Barley Grow"
More Words related to "boats" to Explore (Optional)There are many different kinds of boats. You can have a very fun study of the many different types of boats, make a poster, or a lapbook, to display pictures and info about each type of boat:
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