Strut and Stroll

Objective

Read, write, and identify words beginning with the /str/ blend.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • strut
  • streamer
  • stroll
  • street
  • strip
  • straight

Materials:

  • Pretend street (straight strip on the floor marked with masking tape, chalk, or chairs)
  • Paper streamers or old piece of cloth to rip into streamers
  • Scissors to snip a cut in cloth to make it easy for children to rip streamers
  • Strings and strands that come from the streamers (or other strings to strew on the street)
  • Markers, chalk, or paint to put stripes and streaks on streamers
  • Strut and Stroll Along the Street target text (see below)
  • Strings and Streamers Are All Over the Street target text(see below)
  • Streaming Streamers target text (see below)

State and model the objective

Tell the children they will strut and stroll with streamers using words that begin with /str/. 

Practice the skill within an activity

Make streamers to stretch and stroke

  • Let the children rip cloth into streamers and comment on needing to be strong.
  • Comment on the struggle to rip, then snip the cloth so it is not such a struggle.
  • Pull on the streamers to get rid of the loose strings and strands.
  • Let children take either side of the streamers and stretch the streamers.
  • Have the children stroke the streamers or soft strands of cloth to feel them.
  • Have the children write words that start with /str/ on the streamers.

Put stripes and streaks on streamers (optional)

  • With markers, chalk, or paint, put stripes on streamers.
  • Put streaks on the streamers (put water on the stripes to make streaks).

Act out various /str/ activities on the street with streamers

  • Mark off a straight street (with tape, chalk, or chairs) and let the children do the following:
    • Stand in a straight line
    • Strut down the street with the streamer
    • Stream a streamer as they stroll down the street
    • Strut in a straight line.
    • Stray out of the street.
    • Straggle behind streaming a streamer
    • Stop and stretch on the straight street.
    • Take big strides and steps as they strut down the street.
    • Strew strings and strands along the street
    • Comment on how strange the street looks with strands and strings strewn all over.
    • Pick up all the strings, strands and streamers from the street.

Apply the skill

Read target words in texts (see texts below):

  • Engage the children in reading the text Strut and Stroll Along the Street together as a class/group.
  • Read the text again, fading support.
  • Ask the children to listen for words with the blend /str/ as you read the text together.
  • Have the children make a list of the /str/ words.
  • Have the children reenact the activity as they read by pretending there is a street on their desk and using their fingers to strut and stroll along the street.
  • Repeat with the other texts.

Write about the activity using target words/patterns

  • Engage the children in interactive writing about their experience. Review target words and phrases from the activities, then present sentence frame, sentence completion, gestural, or question prompts incorporating target words and phrases. Provide verbal or written options if needed.
    • Example of an interactive text:
      • We made a _____ (street).
      • We put down _____ (strips) of tape.
      • We got to _____ (strut) and _____ (stroll) down the _____ (street) with our _____ (streamers).
      • Some _____ (straggled) behind on the street.
      • Some let the _____ (streamers) stream behind them.
      • Some stopped to _____ (stretch on the street.
      • We had fun _____ (strolling) and _____ (strutting) down the street!

SEEL Target Texts

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Strut and Stroll along the Street

Look! A street!
Let’s strut down the street streaming our streamers.
Stretch!
Let’s stretch as we strut down the street with streamers.
Stride!
Let’s take large steps as we stride down the street.
Stroll!
Let’s stroll down the straight street with streamers.
We can strut, stretch, stride, and stroll down the street with streamers.

Strings and Streamers Are All Over the Street

We took a stroll down a street streaming streamers.
But the streamers had strings and strands.
And the strings and strands fell on the street.
By the end of our stroll, there were strings and strands all over the street!
We had to pick up the strings, strands, and streamers.
Now we have a street without strings, strands, or streamers.

Strings and Streamers Are All Over the Street

We took a stroll down a street streaming streamers.
But the streamers had strings and strands.
And the strings and strands fell on the street.
By the end of our stroll, there were strings and strands all over the street!
We had to pick up the strings, strands, and streamers.
Now we have a street without strings, strands, or streamers.

Streaming Streamers

Streamers! Streamers!
Streaming streamers!
Strolling with streamers.
Stretching streamers.
Struggling to pull straggling strands and strings from streamers.
Strutting down a street with streamers.
Strolling and strutting with streaming streamers is lots of fun!

Standards

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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.2.B: Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.

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