Five Little Monkeys {Final -e} Freebie

Hey guys!  I'm gonna keep it short and sweet.  Last week we worked on Final -e.  The activity completed turned out fun and oh so cute {to me}.  Knock out Common Core Standard RL.1.3c with a little fun!

Here are a few music videos used throughout the week...

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My skills block is 30 minutes.  I have 10 minutes dedicated to Michael Haggerty and 20 minutes for our skills focus.  With that being said, we have to boogie to get everything complete.  The day of the Five Little Monkeys lesson, the kids I enjoyed singing to Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed.

Following the video, I created a chart with the name of each monkey.  Model expectations by writing one word for each name.  Before selecting the word to chart, I asked for kids to popcorn out ideas for each name.  Students relied on their knowledge of rhyming words. I selected the word mete {referenced repeatedly by students}. Just to clarify, it’s a real word…

{a verb: dispense or allot justice, a punishment, or harsh treatment.}

I selected this word for a teachable moment, sharing all spellings and their meanings. Students were sent to work in groups to come up with four additional words.  Upon completion of the activity, the class met whole group to add their list of words on our anchor chart!  

I prepared everything you need in a little freebie...


Mrs. Wheeler said...

I love teaching about Magic e! That monkey activity is super cute!

Mrs. Wheeler’s First Grade
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jbales said...

Wow! It must be my birthday because that is the most amazing freebie ever!!! Thank you. My students will love learning about "magic e".

New MIL said...

Silent e is a Ninja is a pretty cool video on YouTube