Read and write words with the r-controlled vowel spelling -ar.
- Clark the Pirate picture*
- Treasure chest printout*
- Sentence strips*
- Treasure chest word cards*
- Clark Says, Arr! target text*
*Items included below.
State and Model the Objective
The children will meet a pirate named Clark and then read and write words spelled with -ar, such as car, star, candy bar, card, scarf, spark, and shark.
Make Clark say “Arr!”
- Show the children the picture of Clark the Pirate (found below).
- Help the children read the sentence strips (found below).
- Make Clark say "Arr!" in different situations:
- There’s a shark! Clark says “ARR!”
- There's a bright star. Clark says “ARR!”
- Clark is far away from the X that marks the spot! Clark says “ARR!”
- Clark sees a spark. Clark says “ARR!”
- Clark doesn’t hit a target with a dart! Clark says “ARR!”
- Clark marks the course on the chart. Clark says “ARR!”
Put words with -ar in a treasure chest
- Choose a child to leave the room while you hide one of the word cards in the room.
- Have the child search for the card while the other children help by saying “Far” or “Not far.”
- Have the children read the other words on the cards in Clark's treasure chest.
Read target words in texts
- Engage the children in reading the Clark Says “Arr!” target text (found below) with you.
- Read the text again, fading support.
Write about the activity using target words and patterns
- Let the children write words from dictation (e.g., car, star, card, scarf, spark, shark, farm, arm, barn, yarn, chart, dart, mark, far).
SEEL Target Texts
Clark Says Arr!
1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.B: Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
The Pirate Clark Says ARR!