Read and write words that end with the long a vowel pattern -ay.
- Spray bottle
- Coin graphics*
- Sentences strips*
- Clay Day target text*
- Clay Play target text*
*Items included below
State and Model the Objective
The children will play with clay and then read and write words that end with -ay, such as spray, stay, pay, may, and day.
Play with clay
- Explain that today is “Clay Day!”
- Give each child a coin from the coin graphic and let them pretend to pay for a piece of clay and a tray.
- Allow the children to play with the clay.
- Hold the sentence strips up one at a time and encourage the children to perform the actions specified in the sentences:
- Play with clay today.
- Make the clay sway.
- Lay the clay on the tray.
- Stick the clay on the tray so it stays.
- Spray the clay.
- Spray the tray.
- Display the clay (hold it up for all to see).
- Put the clay away.
- When it’s time to put the clay away, allow each child to use the spray bottle to spray the remaining clay off the tray.
- Have each child put his or her tray away.
Read target words in texts
- Read the Clay Day target text to the children.
- Engage the children in reading the target text with you.
- Have the children make a list of the words that end with -ay.
- Read the text again, fading support.
- Repeat with the Clay Play text.
Write about the activity using target words and patterns
- Let the children write -ay words in clay (e.g., clay, tray, sway, stay, may, pay, way, and spray).
- Invite the children to write words that end in -ay from dictation.
- Let the children write about what they did during the activity using some of these words.
SEEL Target Texts
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.B: Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.C: Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds