Read words with sp- blends, such as spin, spout, and spool.
- Spouts (tops cut off water bottles)
- Spray bottle and a bowl with a small amount of water
- 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.
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.
SEEL Target Texts
Did the spool stop on a spot?
Did the spool stop in a space?
Did the spools spill in a space?
Did the spools spill on a spot?
Did you spoon spools on a spot?
Did you spoon spools in a space?
Did the spout stop on a spot?
Did the spout stop in a space?
Did the spouts stop on a spot?
1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.1.D: Recognize and name all upper- and lowercase letters in the alphabet.
2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.A: Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.