Read and write words spelled with the double letter combination –ll (e.g., dollar).
- Picture cards (see below)
- Dollar Store sign (see below)
- Dollar bill graphics (see below)
- I Found a Dollar target text (see below)
- Cash register (optional)
- A cardboard store front (optional)
State and model the objective
Tell the children that they will look for a dollar in a yellow wallet and they will read and write words spelled with the double letter combination –ll : yellow, wallet, dollar, gallon, pillow, balloon.
Practice the skill within an activity
- Set up a pretend dollar store with a cash register and cardboard storefront (optional).
- Place the picture cards and Dollar Store sign (see below) in the pretend store.
- Give the children the pretend dollar bills (see below).
- Allow the children to pretend to buy an item from the dollar store with their dollar bill.
- Help the children read the word on each picture card and point to the double letter combination –ll in the middle of the word.
- Help the children make a list of the items in the dollar store.
Apply the skill
Read target words in a text
- Read the text I Found a Dollar to the children.
- Engage the children in reading the text simultaneously with you.
- Read the I Found a Dollar text again fading support.
- Have the children list the words from the text spelled with –ll.
Write about the activity using target words
- Introduce a word wall displaying target words from the lesson (i.e., yellow, dollar, wallet, pillow, balloon, pillar, marshmallow, roller skates) .
- Have the children write a sentence or two expressing ideas from the lesson using words from the word wall (e.g., I can get a balloon at the dollar store).
SEEL Target Texts
I Found a Dollar
What can I buy with a dollar?
Can I buy a pillow with a dollar?
Can I buy a balloon with a dollar?
Can I buy a marshmallow with a dollar?
Maybe I’ll buy a wallet with the dollar!
I’ll buy a yellow wallet with my dollar!
1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.3.C: Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.