fare to go to the fair

Objective

Read and write words with the r-controlled vowel spelling -air and -are.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • air
  • fair
  • fare
  • hair
  • chair
  • scare
  • stairs 

Materials:

  • Yarn 
  • Fair graphic 
  • Chairs
  • Play money 
  • Paper doll  
  • Pay Your Fare To Go to the Fair target text 
  • Get a Scare at the Fair target text

State and Model the Objective
The children will pretend to go to a fair and then read and write about going to a fair using words spelled with -air and -are, such as fair, hair, chair, air, stare, and share.
 
Literacy Activities
Go to the fair

  • Show the children the fair graphic. 
  • Have the children pretend to ride a bus to the fair.
  • Read the first paragraph of the Pay Your Fare to Go to the Fair target text, and act it out with the children.
  • Pretend with the children that you have arrived at the fair.
  • Read the second paragraph of the Pay Your Fare to Go to the Fair target text, and act it out with the children.

Get a scare at the fair 

  • With the children, act out letting a paper doll go on a scary ride at the fair.
    • Follow the instructions below to make hair for the doll. 
    • Let the doll’s hair blow in the air while sitting in the chair.
    • Wave the doll in the air, and let her hair blow in the air while sitting in the chair.
    • Pretend to be scared on the scary ride at the fair.

More Practice
Read target words in texts

  • Read the Pay Your Fare to Go to the Fair target text to the children.
  • Engage the children in reading the target text. 
  • Have the children make a list of the words spelled with -air and a list of words spelled with -are.
  • Read the text again, fading support.
  • Repeat with the Get a Scare at the Fair target text.

Write about the activity using target words/patterns

  • Let the children write words as you say them: air, hair, fair, chair, stare.
  • Have the children write about what they did (e.g., “I felt the air in my hair. I sat in a chair at the fair.).

Make hair for a doll 

  1. Wrap the yarn around a child’s flat hand.
  2. Slide the yarn off the child’s hand, and tie it in the middle with a piece of yarn.
  3. Cut the yarn loops on either side of the middle tie.
     

SEEL Target Texts

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Pay Your Fare to Go to the Fair

Ready to go to the fair?
Pay the fare to sit in a chair to get to the fair.
Stare out the window. Can you see the fair?
Sit in a chair on the way to the fair.
It’s only fair to pay your share.
It’s only fair to pay your fare to get to the fair.
 
It’s only fair to pay your share to get into the fair.
It’s only fair to pay your fare to get into the fair.
Pay your fare to get into the fair.

Get a Scare at the Fair

Ready to go on a scary ride at the fair?
Do you dare get a scare at the fair?
Go on a scary ride at the fair.
Climb the stairs to get on the ride at the fair.
Pay your fare to sit in a chair on a ride at the fair.
Feel your hair blow in the air on the ride at the fair.

Printouts

Standards

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1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.B: Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
2. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.C: Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds.

 

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