dirt will not hurt the shirt

Objective

Read and write words with the r-controlled vowel spellings -ir and -ur.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • dirt
  • hurt
  • shirt
  • skirt
  • spurt
  • squirt

Materials:

  • Squirt bottle 
  • Dirt
  • Container 
  • Shirt and skirt graphic
  • Word cards 
  • Spurt Water on a Dirty Skirt target text 
  • A Shirt and Skirt with Dirt target text 

Overview 
The children will squirt a shirt to get rid of dirt and then read and write words with the /er/ sound such as squirt, spurt, dirt, shirt, and skirt.
 
Literacy Activities
Squirt dirt off -ir and -ur words

  • Place the word cards in a plastic sheet-protector and lay them flat in a container.
  • Sprinkle the word cards with a little dirt.
  • Allow the children to use a spray bottle to squirt the dirt off the words
  • Have the children read the words

Clean dirt from a shirt and skirt

  • Place the shirt and skirt graphics in a plastic sheet-protector and lay them flat in a container. 
  • Cover the graphics with dirt.
  • Let the children squirt and spurt water on the shirt and skirt to get rid of the dirt.
  • Have the children draw outlines of a shirt and skirt and write dirt, shirt, skirt, squirt, spurt, and hurt in their outlines.
  • Ask the children to write the sentence “Dirt won't hurt the shirt or skirt.”

More Practice
Read the target text and words

  • Read the Spurt Water on a Dirty Skirt target text to the children.
  • Engage the children in reading the target text with you. 
  • Have the children highlight words spelled with -ir or -ur.
  • Read the text again, fading support.
  • Repeat with the A Shirt and Skirt with Dirt target text.

Write about the activity using target words/patterns
Let the children write about what they did (e.g., “There was a shirt and skirt. There was dirt on the shirt. I got to squirt the dirt off the shirt and skirt.”).

SEEL Target Texts

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A Shirt and Skirt with Dirt

A Shirt!
A shirt with dirt!   
There’s dirt on this shirt.
Will the dirt hurt the shirt?
No! Just squirt the dirt off the shirt
It will be a shirt without dirt!
 
A skirt! 
A skirt with dirt!
There’s dirt on the skirt.
Will the dirt hurt the shirt?
No! Just squirt the dirt off the skirt.   
You will have a skirt without dirt!

Spurt Water on a Dirty Skirt

There's a skirt.
There's some dirt on the skirt.
Let a spurt of water get the dirt off the skirt.
Squirt the dirt off the skirt.
With a little squirt, you can have a skirt without dirt!
 
There's a shirt.
There's some dirt on the shirt.
Let a spurt of water get the dirt off the shirt.  
Squirt the dirt off the shirt.
With a little squirt, the shirt will be without dirt! 

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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