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Target text
Path to the Bath

Objective

Read and write words spelled with the th digraph.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • bath
  • path
  • thud
  • thump
  • thing
  • throw

Materials:

  • Cards with th words* 
  • Bowl or bucket 
  • Bath sign* 
  • th letter cards* 
  • A Path to a Bath target text*
  • Thump Down a Path to a Bath target text*
  • Find Things on a Path target text*
    *Items included below.

 

State and Model the Objective
The children will take a path to a bath and will read and write words spelled with th, such as path, bath, thing, thump, and thud

Literacy Activities
Follow a path to the bath

  • Point out that the letters th together make the /th/ sound.
  • Label a bucket or bowl with the Bath sign (found below).
  • Make a path using the th letter cards (found below) and allow the children to follow the path to the bath.
  • Invite the children to produce the /th/ sound as they step on the letter cards.
  • Have the children collect the letter cards and put them in the bath. 

Take a path away from the bath

  • Have the children read the cards with th words (found below) along a path that leads away from the bath. 
  • Let the children say “Thump!” as they step on the word cards

More Practice
Read target words in texts

  • Display the A Path to a Bath target text (found below) and read it to the children.
  • Invite the children to read the text with you as you gradually fade support.
  • Help the children find and underline th in the text and then hold up their thumbs.
  • Repeat with Find Things on the Path and Thump Down a Path to a Bath (both found below).

Write about the activity 

  • Create a word wall of words from the activity that contain th: path, bath, cloth, thing, thumb, thud, thump, and throw.
  • Let the children write a sentence or two about taking a path to a bath using the words from the word wall.

SEEL Target Texts

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Find a Thing on a Path

Along a path, we found a thing.
A thing to play with in the bath.
A thing to throw into the tub.
A thing that goes thump, thunk, and thud when it’s thrown in the bath.
What was the thing?
It was a toy duck!
We threw that toy duck in the bath.
And It went thump, thud, thunk, and quack!
 

The Path to a Bath

Follow a path to take a bath.
Thump your foot as you go along the path to the bath.
Look, there is a thing on the path. 
Is that a cloth on the path?
It is! Bring the cloth to the bath.
Look, there is another thing on the path.
Is it a bath toy?
Is it something to play with in the bath?
It is! It is a bath toy.
 
Time to take a bath.
Throw both the bath toy and the cloth in the bath.
Thunk, thunk!
Thud, thud!
Take a bath!

Thump Down a Path to the Bath

Thud, thump, bump
         down a path.
Thud, thump, bump
     down a path to a bath.
Thud, thump, bump
     down a path to a bathtub
Thud, thump, bump . . .
    Down a path to take a bath
Thud, thump, bump . . .
     
At the end of the path is a tub for a bath!  
Ahhh! 
At the end of the path I can take a warm bath.
 

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Standards

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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.A: Know the spelling-sound correspondences for common consonant digraphs.
2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.B: Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.

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