This song and dance will reach very diverse learners with music, movement, repetition, etc. Hope you enjoy the comic book, super hero themed bubbles. =0)
sh." (Put your finger to your lips and make
the sh sound as you say the sh sound three times.)
Ch - (It's time to do the chicken cha cha dance! Cha Cha to the ground each time
you chant "ch".) Say, "C-h, ch, ch, ch. C-h, ch, ch, ch."
Th - Point to the linking card and say, "This is a thorn and That is a thistle." Chant
the hard "th" first (tongue out), "T-h, th, th, th." As you say the hard th, think
this and that. Repeat saying the soft "th" (tongue behind the teeth), "T-h, th, th,
th." As you say the soft th, think thorn and thistle.
Ow - Make the letters o and w with your fingers. Hit them together and say, "O-w,
ow. There's a cow going down, d -o -w -n! That's the way to get down!" (Pretend to
slide your arms down the slide as you say d-o-w-n.)
Ou - Make the letters o and u with your fingers. Hit them together and say, "Ou,
ou. O-u-t, o-u-t, get out of here you bumble bee. O - u - t, out, out, out!"
Ing - (This is the King of ING's dance.) Say, "I-n-g, ing, ing, ing. I-n-g, ing, ing, ing."
(Jump up and down three times and turn in a circle as you chant ing, ing, ing.)
All - Say, "A-l-l, a-l-l, all, all, all." Have your class march each time they say," a-l-l".
Then have them throw their hands in front of them to show that we all love to play
ball, as they chant the words "all, all, all".
Ar - Say, "Car, car, c-a-r, you stick your arm in a jar of stars. A-r, ar, ar, ar."
Elongate the left side of your lip to look like a pirate as you chant "ar", "ar", "ar".
(Have your class use a hand cover one of their eyes. It will look like a pirate's eye
Or - (Have the kids pretend they are seals.) Say, "O-r, or, or, or. O-r, or, or, or. I
want more fish!" (Put your hands in the air and olap three times like a seal as you
say "or, or, or". Then point to yourself as you chant, "I want more fish!")
Oo (book) - (These are the bully brothers.) Say, "O-o, oo. O-o, oo." Make the
letter o on each hand. Bring your bully brother o's down to the ground as you say
the o-o. Jump when you chant the oo sound.
00 (boot) - (These are the sweeties.) Say, "O-o, oooo. O-o, ooo." Make the letter o
with each hand. Put each hand in the air as you say the letter. Pull your hands apart
as you chant the oo sound.
Ui - Point to someone in the class and say, "U". Point to yourself and say, "I". Grab
your heart as you say, "OOOO".
Ew - Say, "At the end of a word it's E-W, ooooooo." (They are so in love. Place one
hand over your heart and then the other as you say each letter.)
01 - Say, "O-i, oi, oi, oi in the middle of a word." (While you chant oi, oi, oi, point to
your mouth because your noisy voice is in the middle of your face just like the oi
sound is in the middle of the word.)
Oy - Say, "O-y, oy, oy, oy. "O-y, boy, boy, boy! At the end of a word!" (Point to the
boys in the classroom as you say,"Oy, oy, oy and boy, boy, boy.")
Ir and Ur - Say, "We are going to take a ride on dirt bike so rev it up! RRRRR!" I-r,
ir and u-r, ur in the middle of a word." (Point to yourself when you say i-r. Then
pretend to rev up your dirt bike when you say, "ir". Point to someone in the
classroom as you say u-r. Then pretend to rev up your dirt bike when you say, "ur".)
Er - Say, "But it's e-r, er. E-r, er. At the end of a word." (March as you say e-r, er,
e-r, er. Point behind you when you say, "at the end of a word.")
Ea - Say, "You take a scaredy cat e. You take a scaredy cat a. You're going to put
them together and what do they say? EEEEEEEE!!!!!!!" (Pretend like you are so
scared when you say, "EEEE!")
Ee - Say, "When you see the double e you say ee, ee. It's a bumblebee party! When
you see the double e you say ee, ee. It's a bumblebee party!" (Don't forget to do
your party dance!) "E,e,e,e,e,e - e,e,e,e,e,e!"
Igh - Say, "I-g-h, i-g-h, I-I-I." (Point to yourself .three times.) "Don't forget the
t ight, ight." Make the letter t with both of your arms extended as you say
"Don't forget the t!"
Oa - Say, "O said to a, Oh, I love you (grab your heart) and a said absolutely
nothing." Say, "So when you see o and a, what do you say?" (Make the long O sound
and show your muscles because this is a long, strong vowel.)
Ow (at the end of a word) - Say, "Sometimes you say "ow" but sometimes you say
"o" when you see o-w at the end of a word. Repeat twice. Make a big letter 0 with
your arms joined together above your head. Don't forget to show your long, strong
muscles when you say O.
Ai - Say, "A said to i, hey i get out of my way. I am saying ay today! So when you
see a-i you say ay." Don't forget to show your long, strong muscles when you say A!
When you see a-i-n you say "ain"
Eigh - Say, "E-i-g-h, ay, ay." (Show your muscles because this hunk and chunk is
the super hero of all of the long and strong vowels.)
Ay - Say, "Some letters, but at the end of the word a-y, ay, ay, ay. (Pretend to
dribble a basketball.) Hey do you want to play? Swish, score, hooray! Yay! But don't
forget this....Some letters, but at the end of a word, a-y, ay, ay, ay. That's at the
end of a word and don't you forget it!
Ice ~ Say, "I-c-e, i-c-e, ice, ice! I-c-e, i-c-e, ice, ice!" Pretend like you are freezing
cold each time you say the word ice.
Ace - Say, "A-c-e, a-c-e, ace, ace! A-c-e, a-c-e, ace, ace!" As you say the letters "ac-
e" show your strong muscles. When you say the word "ace" blow on your
fingernails and shine them on your shirt and say, "I'm so good!"
Aw - Say "A-w, aw." (Show your right paw, and then your left paw as you as A and
then W. Pretend you are a monster trying to scare someone with your paws!)
Au - Say, "A-u, au. A-u, au. Au, au, au. BEEP!" (As you say, "a-u, au the first two
times, point to kids in the class you would like to invite on an automobile ride. The
third time you say, "au, au, au." Drive your car before you say, "BEEP!")
Aught - Say, "A-u-g-h-t, aught. Daughters....All the daughters in the room say,
"That's me!" A-u-g-h-t, aught. (With this hunk and chunk you are pointing to the
daughters in the room as you say, "a-u". You are ..making the letter T with your arms
as you say, "T".)
Ought - Say, "O-u-g-h-t, ought. O-u-g-h-t, ought." (As you say o-u, you are
pointing at kids in the room as if you are scolding them. As you say T, you are
making the letter T with your arms extended. As you say "ought", you are pointing
at different kids in the classroom as if to show you are scolding them.)
Tion - Say, "T-i-o-n, tion, tion, T-i-o-n, tion, tion." (Clap your hands over your head
and move from side to side as you try to grab that magic potion in the sky.)
Sion - Say, "S-i-o-n, sion, sion. S-i-o-n, sion, sion." (Pretend you are scrubbing a
mansion's floor as you say ,"Sion, sion!"
Kn - Say, "When you see k-n, you don't say the k, you say n. N, N, N. When you see
k-n, you don't say the k, you say n. N, N, N." (Knock softly on your head twice and
then knock on your knees once as you are saying, "N, N, N.")
Ph - Say, "When you see p-h, you don't say p-h, you say f ...f ,f ,f. When you see p-h,
you don't say p-h, you say f ...f ,f ,f." (Pretend you are talking on the phone as you say,
Wr - Say, "Shhhh, don't wake the w. Shh, don't wake the w. RRRRRRRRRRRRR."
Ed - Say, "When you see e-d at the end of a root word say d, "d" (make the d
sound) or t "t" (make the t sound) you can also say ed." When you say the words
root word, be sure to point to the ground.
Wh - Say, "W-h, w-h, wh, wh, wh. It's a question word ~ who, what, when, where,
why and which."
Ion - Say, "I-o-n, i-o-n, ion, ion. I-o-n, i-o-n, ion, ion." (Be a mime and pretend you
are pulling an onion out of the ground as you say the hunk and chunk.)
** Remember that there is no right or wrong order when it comes to
introducing the hunks and chunks.
** If your last name or your elementary school name has a hunk and
chunk in it you can easily change the chant to fit the proper noun. For
example: In my classroom for OW we chant, "Mrs. Dowd, Mrs. Dowd, Do-
w-d." In Mrs. George's room her class chants, "Mrs. George, Mrs.
George, G-e-o-r-g-e." for OR.