spin spools

Spin Spools
Target text


Read words with sp- blends, such as spin, spout, and spool.

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • spin
  • spot
  • spool
  • spout
  • spoon
  • spill
  • space


  • Spools
  • Spoons
  • Spouts (tops cut off water bottles)
  • Spray bottle and a bowl with a small amount of water
  • Spots*
  • Word cards*
  • Spin Spools target text*

*Items included below.

State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will spin, spill, and spoon spools and spouts, and will read the sp- blend in words, such as spool, splash, and spin.
Literacy Activities
Spin spools on spots

  • Spread out the spots (found below).
  • Have the children spin the spools and spouts to see if they land on a spot or in a space between the spots. 

Spoon and spill spouts and spools

  • Let the children spoon up spools or spouts.
  • Have the children spill the spouts from the spoon.
  • Have the children spoon spouts or spools on spots. 
  • Let the children spoon up and spoon out spots from a spoon.
  • Let the children spill the spots. 

Read words that begin with sp

  • Place sp- word cards (found below) on spots or in spaces.
  • Spin or spill a spool or spout and see if it lands on a word card and help the children read the word.

Read target words in a text

  • Read the Spin Spools target text (found below) to and with the children.
  • Have the children find and circle the letters "sp" in the text.
  • Let the children read the text again.

Write words that begin with sp

  • Give the children a marker and have them write sp- words (e.g., spool, spout, spoon, spill, spot, spin) on spots.
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SEEL Target Texts

Spin Spools

Spin a spool.
Did the spool stop on a spot?
Did the spool stop in a space?
Spill spools.
Did the spools spill in a space?
Did the spools spill on a spot?
Spoon spools.
Did you spoon spools on a spot?
Did you spoon spools in a space?
Spin a spout.
Did the spout stop on a spot?
Did the spout stop in a space?
Spill spouts.
Did the spouts stop on a spot?
Did a spout stop in a space?
Spill, spoon, and spin spools.
And spill, spoon, and spin spouts. 
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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.