- Picture cards*
- Dollar Store sign*
- Pictures of dollar bills*
- I Found a Dollar target text*
- Cash register (optional)
- A cardboard storefront (optional)
*Items included below.
State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will pretend to buy things with a dollar from a dollar store as they read and write words spelled with -ll, such as yellow, wallet, dollar, ball, and balloon.
- Set up a pretend dollar store.
- Place the picture cards (found below) and Dollar Store sign (found below) in the pretend store.
- Give the children the pictures of dollar bills (found below).
- Post a list of the items the store sells and have the children read the items to decide what they will buy.
- Allow the children to pretend to buy an item (picture card) from the dollar store with their dollar bill.
Read target words in a text
- Engage the children in reading the target text I Found a Dollar (found below).
- Read the 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 (e.g., yellow, dollar, wallet, balloon, roller skates, doll, ball).
- Have the children write about buying items at a dollar store with a dollar (e.g., "I can buy a balloon at the dollar store").
SEEL Target Texts
I Found a Dollar
What can I buy with a dollar?
I can buy a bell or a ball with a dollar.
1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.3.C: Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
A Yellow Balloon for a Dollar