Part of a Cart
Read and write words with the r-controlled vowel spelling -art (e.g., cart, part, start).
- Picture of a pizza or pie cut into parts (see graphic below)
- Tape or chalk to indicate positions around a circle where the children will stand
- Letter cards and -art sign for word part game (see below)
- A picture of a wheel and a go-cart (see graphics below)
- Paper doll (see graphics below) to do cartwheels
- A Cart That Won't Start target text (see below)
- Part of a Cart target text (see below)
State and model the objective
Tell the children that they will pretend to be part of a cart and they will read and write words spelled with -art: tart, cart, part, chart, dart, mart, smart, start.
Practice the skill within an activity
Pretend to be a part of pizza or a pie
- Show a picture of a pie or pizza sliced into parts (see below).
- Place tape or chalk marks on the ground to indicate positions around a circle.
- Have the children pretend to be a pizza or pie cut into parts by standing in a circle with fingertips of one hand coming together (each person makes a different part of the pie or pizza).
- Point out the different "parts" of the pretend pizza or pie.
- Show a picture of a wheel on a go-cart (see graphic below).
- Let the children make a wheel with their arms as they stand in a circle with their fingertips touching to look like the spokes of a wheel. Comment that the children are part of a cart.
- Show the -art sign (see below) and tell the children they will be a part of -art words.
- Have the children hold initial letters (see letter cards below) while standing in front of the -art sign.
- Let the children say the word they make from the word parts (e.g., "I am part of the word cart.")
Fix a cart that won't start
- Read the target text A Cart That Won't Start then have the children act out the story.
Help a doll do cartwheels
- Show a paper doll and show how you can make the doll do cartwheels.
- Have the children write a list of words that end in -art.
- Let the children make the doll do cartwheels each time someone writes a word.
Apply the skill
Read target words in texts
- Engage the children in reading the target text Part of a Cart (see text below) together with the group.
- Have the children make a list of the words spelled with -art.
- Read the text again fading support.
- Repeat with the target text A Cart That Won't Start.
Write about the activity using target words
- Give each child a paper and pencil and let them write words from dictation: tart, cart, part, chart, dart, mart, smart, start. Let them write about what they did during the activity (e.g., We made part of a pie. I made part of the word tart. The go-cart did not start. We got a part to make the go-cart start).
SEEL Target Texts
Part of a Cart
We can make a wheel, a part for a cart.
We can be smart and make words from their parts.
The word art is a part of dart.
The letters ch are part of chart.
The letters sm are part of smart.
A Cart That Won't Start
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.
Part of a Cart