The lesson begins with the most common way of spelling this sound by using the ending -tion. They complete analogies and fill in the missing words of a paragraph using words of this spelling. Next, the students are given the strategy of "say-write-check" to learn a list of -sion words. After completing this exercise as a class, they solve a crossword puzzle with -sion word parts. To understand using the spelling of -cian, students learn that it is the ending of several professions, such as physician and magician. Initial practice with these words encourages students to create their own "say-write-check" chart. Then the students match a quote to a profession such as, “I can pull a rabbit out of a hat” for the magician.