- Sweaters or a picture of sweaters*
- Word cards*
- Word-building cards*
- Sweater Swap target text*
- Fly Swatters (optional)
*Items included below.
State the Objective
Tell the children that they will swap sweaters and that they will read and write words that begin with /sw/.
Introduce target words
- Show the children the target words.
- Read the words with the children.
- Read the Sweater Swap target text (see below) with the children.
- Tell the children to choose a sweater or sweater image (see below).
- Let the children swap sweaters with one another.
- Have the children choose a sweater word card (see below) and read the word on the card.
- Ask the children to swap word cards and tell them to read the new word.
- Spread the sweater word cards (see below) face up on a table or the floor.
- Read a word from one of the sweater word cards (i.e., swat, swap, swim, switch, swoop, sweet).
- Have the children swat the correct word card using their hand or a fly swatter.
Identify, blend, and manipulate sounds
- With word-building cards (see below), have the children make new words by changing a consonant or the vowel(s).
- Change the vowel(s): swim→ swam; swing→ swung; swoop→ sweep
- Change the ending consonant(s): swap→ swat; sweet→ sweep; swim→ switch
Write about the activity using target words
- Tell the children to write short sentences using target words.
- We can ___ (swap) our sweaters.
- My ____ (sweater) has a swirl.
- That sweater has holes like ____ (swiss) cheese.
- Will you ____ (switch) sweaters with me?
SEEL Target Texts
Let’s swap sweaters.
My sweater has a swan.
Your sweater has a swirl.
That sweater has holes like swiss cheese!
Will you swap your sweater with me?
It would be swell to switch sweaters.
Sweet! We swapped sweaters!
SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.