Read and write words with the r-controlled vowel spelling -er.
- Baseball player graphics
- Ball, bat, glove, and baseball diamond graphics
- A Baseball Player target text
State and Model the Objective
The children will watch pitchers, catchers, and other players and then will read and write words that end with -er such as pitcher, catcher, hitter, player, viewer, and runner.
- Have the children choose a baseball player picture.
- Label the players pitcher, hitter, catcher, and player.
- Give props to the players:
- The ball to the pitcher.
- The bat to the hitter.
- The mitt to the catcher.
- Play a pretend ball game with a pretend ball.
- Illustrate a game with the baseball players:
- The catcher stands behind the hitter.
- The pitcher pitches the ball to the hitter.
- The hitter hits the ball.
- A player tries to catch the ball.
- The hitter runs the bases.
- Other runners make it home.
- The viewers cheer for the players.
Read target words in a text
- Read the A Baseball Player target text to the children.
- Engage the children in reading the target text with you.
- Read the text again, fading support.
Write target words
- Let the children write the roles of the players with a marker: pitcher, catcher, hitter, player, and runner.
SEEL Target Texts
A Baseball Player
He can play all of the positions on the team.
He can be a runner.
He can be a pitcher.
He can be a catcher.
He can be a hitter.
There is a girl who is a great baseball player.
She can play all of the positions on the team.
She can be a runner.
She can be a pitcher.
She can be a catcher.
She can be a hitter.
These baseball players enjoy being great players.
Sometimes they are runners.
Sometimes they are pitchers.
Sometimes they are catchers.
Sometimes they are hitters.
What great players!
1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.B: Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
Players, Hitters, and Pitchers