A. Word Game: What's the Word?
- (Suggested transition song: "I'm a Little Teapot"):
"I'm a little teapot, short and stout. Here is my handle. Here is my spout. When I get all steamed up, hear me shout. Just tip me over and pour me out."
- Introduce the Word Game instructional practice:
1. Teacher invites students to watch as he or she models the song, singing and making movements to show the handle (left hand on hip) and the spout (right hand extended to look like the spout of a teapot), and then tipping toward the right to "pour."
2. Teacher invites students to stand and sing the song while making the movements together one or two times.
3. Teacher invites students to sit and shows them the picture of a teapot or a real teapot.
4. Teacher asks:
"What is the word for this object?" (teapot)
5. Teacher says: "'Teapot' is the word for this object, and we pretended to be teapots in the song. Let's play a game called What's the Word? I'll show you something and you tell me the word for it."
6. Teacher points to an object (example: "door") in the classroom and asks:
"What's the word?" (door)
7. Repeat step 6 with two or three more objects in the classroom.
8. Teacher says: "Those were things (objects). Now let's play the game with some actions. I'll show you an action, and you tell me the name for the action."
9. Teacher runs in place and asks:
"What's the word?" (run or running)
10. Repeat step 9 with two or three more actions (examples: "jump or jumping"; "sleep or sleeping").