Module 21 End Blends-nk and ng-Language Arts 1B - Course Guide


Module Overview:

In this module, students will be learning about the end blends: nk and ng. They will practice their sight words (its, us, before, ten) and spelling words (wink, sink, rink, link, blink, ring, sing, sting, sling, thing) and read the weekly story on their own. Finally, they will work on recognizing and writing sh, th and wh digraphs and they will write an opinion paragraph.


Module Materials:

Lesson # Lesson Title Material(s)
1 21.1- End Blends-nk and ng Independent Reading Book;
2 21.2- End Blends: nk and ng Paper plates
Markers
Some sort of soft ball
Painters tape
Independent Reading Book
3 21.3- End Blends: nk and ng Independent Reading Book;
4 21.4 - End Blends: nk and ng Independent Reading Book;
5 21.5 - End Blends; nk and ng Independent Reading Book;

Module Objectives:

Lesson # Lesson Title Objective(s)
1 21.1- End Blends-nk and ng
  1. Recognize, identify, read and spell words with the end blends; nk and ng.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding and accuracy.
  4. Write a topic sentence for opinion paragraph.
2 21.2- End Blends: nk and ng
  1. Recognize, identify, read and spell words with end blends; nk and ng.
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Recognize and spell common words with consonant digraphs.
3 21.3- End Blends: nk and ng
  1. Recognize, identify, read and spell words with end blends; nk and ng
  2. Recognize sight words.
  3. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding and accuracy.
  4. Recognize and spell common words with consonant digraphs.
  5. Write a topic sentence for an opinion paragraph.
4 21.4 - End Blends: nk and ng
  1. Recognize sight words.
  2. Identify if a statement is a fact or opinion.	
  3. Recognize, identify, read and spell words with end blends; nk and ng.
5 21.5 - End Blends; nk and ng
  1. Recognize, identify, read and spell words with end blends; nk and ng.
  2. Read grade-level text with purpose, understanding and accuracy.
  3. Recognize sight words.

Module Key Words:

Key Words Sight Words Spelling Words
End Blends: nk and ng
opinion writing
ear spelling
digraphs sh and ch
digraphs ch and wh
topic sentence
fluency
independent reading
its
us
before
ten
wink
sink
rink
link
blink
ring
sing
sting
sling
thing

Module Assignments:

Lesson # Lesson Title Page # Assignment Title
2 21.2- End Blends: nk and ng 3 Sight Words
2 21.2- End Blends: nk and ng 5 Language: sh and th Digraphs.
3 21.3- End Blends: nk and ng 5 Story: Skunks in a Trunk
3 21.3- End Blends: nk and ng 6 Language: th and wh Digraphs
4 21.4 - End Blends: nk and ng 3 Handwriting and Spelling Practice
4 21.4 - End Blends: nk and ng 5 Writing
5 21.5 - End Blends; nk and ng 2 Phonics: End Blends; nk and ng


Learning Coach Notes:

Lesson # Lesson Title Notes
1 21.1- End Blends-nk and ng
  • In this lesson, your student will be working on a topic sentence for an opinion paragraph. S/he will need to have picked an opinion topic and web planned for this paragraph before writing the topic sentence. As your student begins to write, be sure to encourage your student to do his/her best sounding out words to spell on his/her own. You can call it "Ear Spelling." Ask you student to spell what s/he hears. Encourage him/her to take chances and spell words how they sound. It is developmentally appropriate and important for your student to sound out words on his/her own and not always spell words correctly.
  • As your student reads “Skunks in a Trunk” ask them the following questions: How many skunks were in the trunk? What were the boys afraid the skunks would do? What did the skunks do? Draw a picture of something you see and write what you see using your sight words.
2 21.2- End Blends: nk and ng
  • Use the sight word flashcards daily with your student. Mix them up, show them the words and ask them to read the sight word. Next do not show them the word but say the word and ask them to spell the word.
  • During Independent Reading time have your First Grader read the story they chose out loud so that you can hear errors and correct them if needed. After reading the story "Skunks in a Trunk have your student write down what happened in the Beginning, the Middle and the End of the story in their Language Arts notebook.
3 21.3- End Blends: nk and ng
  • When reading "Skunks in a Trunk" in this lesson have your student write the words with the nk and ng endings that are in the story in their Language Arts notebook.
  • During Independent Reading time have your First Grader read the story they chose out loud so that you can hear errors and correct them if needed.
  • Use the sight word flashcards daily with your student. Mix them up, show them the words and ask them to read the sight word. Next do not show them the word but say the word and ask them to spell the word.
4 21.4 - End Blends: nk and ng
  • Use the sight word flashcards daily with your student. Mix them up, show them the words and ask them to read the sight word. Next do not show them the word but say the word and ask them to spell the word.
  • During Independent Reading time have your First Grader read the story they chose out loud so that you can hear errors and correct them if needed.
5 21.5 - End Blends; nk and ng Don’t forget to have your student complete their independent reading log and assignment and submit it at the Independent Reading Assignment lesson dropbox. You may have to help them fill it out. Remember to submit their work for the week in the Module 21 Weekly Written Work Phonics of the Week: End Blends -nk and -ng lesson dropbox.

Module Guiding Questions:

When a student starts a lesson ask them questions to check for prior knowledge and understanding and to review concepts being taught. At the end of the lesson ask the questions again to see if their answer changes.

Lesson Title Question
21.1- End Blends-nk and ng
  1. What words have the end blend -nk in them?
  2. What words have the end blend -ng in them?
  3. Use each word in a sentence: its, us, before, ten, wink, sink, rink, link, blink, ring, sing, sting, sling, thing (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  4. Spell each word: its, us, before, ten, wink, sink, rink, link, blink, ring, sing, sting, sling, thing (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  5. What is a topic sentence?
21.2- End Blends: nk and ng
  1. What words have the end blend -nk in them?
  2. What words have the end blend -ng in them?
  3. Use each word in a sentence: its, us, before, ten, wink, sink, rink, link, blink, ring, sing, sting, sling, thing (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  4. Spell each word: its, us, before, ten, wink, sink, rink, link, blink, ring, sing, sting, sling, thing (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  5. What is a topic sentence?
  6. What sound does the sh digraph make?
  7. What sound does the th digraph make?
21.3- End Blends: nk and ng
  1. What words have the end blend -nk in them?
  2. What words have the end blend -ng in them?
  3. Use each word in a sentence: its, us, before, ten, wink, sink, rink, link, blink, ring, sing, sting, sling, thing (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  4. Spell each word: its, us, before, ten, wink, sink, rink, link, blink, ring, sing, sting, sling, thing (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  5. What is a topic sentence?
  6. What sound does the sh digraph make?
  7. What sound does the th digraph make?
  8. What sound does the wh digraph make?
21.4 - End Blends: nk and ng
  1. What words have the end blend -nk in them?
  2. What words have the end blend -ng in them?
  3. Use each word in a sentence: its, us, before, ten, wink, sink, rink, link, blink, ring, sing, sting, sling, thing (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  4. Spell each word: its, us, before, ten, wink, sink, rink, link, blink, ring, sing, sting, sling, thing (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  5. What is a topic sentence?
  6. What sound does the sh digraph make?
  7. What sound does the th digraph make?
  8. What sound does the wh digraph make?
21.5 - End Blends; nk and ng
  1. What words have the end blend -nk in them?
  2. What words have the end blend -ng in them?
  3. Use each word in a sentence: its, us, before, ten, wink, sink, rink, link, blink, ring, sing, sting, sling, thing (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to give a sentence for that word before you read the next word to them).
  4. Spell each word: its, us, before, ten, wink, sink, rink, link, blink, ring, sing, sting, sling, thing (Read the words one at a time giving your first grader a chance to spell each word before you read the next word to them).
  5. What is a topic sentence?
  6. What sound does the sh digraph make?
  7. What sound does the th digraph make?
  8. What sound does the wh digraph make?

Module Video Questions:

When a student watches a video take time to ask them questions about what they watched. Suggested questions for the videos in this module are listed here. Suggestion: Have the student watch the entire video first all the way through. Then have them watch the video a second time, as they watch it pause the video and ask the questions.

Lesson Title Video Question
21.1- End Blends-nk and ng Lets Blend with nk and ng
  1. What is a blend?
  2. What words have the nk blend?
  3. What words have the ng blend?
21.3- End Blends: nk and ng It's Time to Blink and Sing
  1. What sound does nk make?
  2. What sound does ng make?
  3. What words have nk in them?
  4. What words have ng in them?

Module Suggested Read Aloud Books:

Take time to read to your student or have them read aloud to you. Read a different book each day. While reading the book point out concepts being taught. You may purchase these books or find them at your local library. Suggested things to discuss while reading the book:

  • What is the main idea?
  • What are three things new you learned?
  • How does this book relate to what you are learning about?

# Book Author Lexile Level
1 Sing Tom Lichtenheld 190L
2 Singing in the Rain Tim Hopgood
3 I Stink! Kate McMullan 300L
4 A Skunk in My Bunk! Christopher Cerf
5 Pinkalicious: Pink around the Rink Victoria Kann


Module Outing:

Take some time to apply what your student is learning to the real world. Suggested outings are below.

# Outing
1 Take your student to places that have the nk or ng blends such as an ice skating or roller skating rink, a jewelry store to look at different rings, a choir concert or musical to hear people sing.