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Chunky Monkey

Chunky Monkey

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Published by: teacherstartz on Jun 09, 2011
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“Chunky Monkey” A Lesson in Chunking Words
 
Objective:
Students will be introduced to andpractice the strategy of using chunks to help identifyunknown words.
Materials:
“Chunky Monkey” rapposter or chart paper sentence strips“Look for Chunks” Practice PageStuff monkey (optional) storybook (optional)
Before Class:
 
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 Copy the “Chunky Monkey” rap on a large poster or chart paper
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 Write words with common chunks on sentence strips (i.e. struck, begin, unfold, grand, spout)
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 Write nonsense words with common chunks on sentence strips (i.e. spluck, freat, blatand, frish,intach) NOTE: Nonsence words give thosehigher-level readers the opportunity to practiceusing the chunking strategy.
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 Run a copy of ”Look for Chunks” for each student or partners
 
Directions:
  1.
 
Introduce reading strategies or review previouslylearned strategies 2.
 
Introduce “Chunky Monkey” using stuffed monkeyif desired. Explain how he will introduce us to a new reading strategy. 3.
 
Sing the “Chunky Monkey” rap to the students.Sing it a second time with the students, if desired. 4.
 
 Discuss looking for chunks in words. 5.
 
 When ready, show students a word on the sentence strip. Literally tear the strip/wordinto chunks. Demonstrate how to chunk theparts together to make the whole word.6.
 
 Distribute a sentence strip to volunteers and have them follow the same procedure from Step 5. 7.
 
 Continue with guided practice if needed. If not, distribute a “Look for Chunks” page to each student or partners to complete by searching words for chunks they know in the words and nonsense words. 8.
 
 Check work for accuracy as a whole class or have students turn in for an individual grade.

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