find the dollar
Read and write words spelled with the double letter
-ll combination in the middle.
- Wallet graphic
- Word cards
- Picture cards
- Dollar picture
- A Dollar in My Wallet target text
State and Model the Objective
The children will look for a dollar in a yellow wallet and then read and write words spelled with the double letter -ll combination, such as yellow, dollar, and pillow.
Find the Dollar
- Write the double letter -ll combination on the whiteboard, explain to the children that double ll makes the /l/ sound, and then invite them to watch for words with that combination.
- Show the children the wallet graphic that is printed on yellow paper or made from folded yellow paper.
- Label the wallet by writing yellow wallet and then point out that both words have the double letter -ll combination in the middle of the word.
- Place the picture cards and dollar picture in, or under, the pretend wallet.
- Tell the children that the wallet has some silly things in it and that they will need to take out the silly things to find the dollar.
- Have the children take the picture cards out of the wallet one at a time.
- Ask the children to read the word on the picture card while you write it on the board.
- Point out that each word is spelled with the double letter combination -ll in the middle of the word.
- Have a child take the dollar picture out last while you write dollar on the board.
- Have the children say, “We found the dollar!”
- Repeat the activity using word cards.
- Help the children read their word card, find the matching word on the board, and underline the -ll.
Read target words in a text
- Read the A Dollar in My Wallet target text to the children.
- Engage the children in reading the text with you.
- Read the A Dollar in My Wallet text with the children again, fading support.
- Have the children list the words from the text spelled with -ll.
Write about the activity using target words
- Using the words on the board, have the children write a sentence or two expressing ideas from the activities (e.g., "A balloon was in the yellow wallet").
- Have the children create their own paper wallet, write the -ll words from the board onto small pieces of paper (to put into their wallet), and then take turns pulling them out of the wallet and reading them to each other.
SEEL Target Texts
Dollar in My Wallet
But I can’t find the dollar in my wallet.
I found a yellow dot.
I found a yellow marshmallow.
I found a yellow balloon.
I found the dollar.
I found the dollar in my wallet.
- CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.3.C: Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
Find the Dollar