Mouse House

Objective

Read and write words spelled with the ou vowel combination.

 

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • house
  • blouse
  • mouse
  • round
  • found
  • ground
  • hound
  • count
  • couch
  • mouth

Materials:

  • Mouse and blouse picture (see graphic below)
  • House pictures (see graphics below)
  • Mouse Blouse target text (see below)
  • Mouse House target text (see below)
  • Word blending letter cards (see below)

State and model the objective

Tell the children that they will help a mouse find a blouse (explain that a blouse is a shirt) and a house, and that they will read and write words spelled with –ou: house, blouse, mouse, round, found, ground, hound, count, couch.

Practice the skill within an activity

  • Choose a mouse blouse
    • Show the children the blouse pictures (see graphics below).
    • Have the children label the pictures by writing blouse on the blank line under each picture.
    • Let the children choose a blouse for the mouse.
    • Have the children write a sentence about which blouse they found for the mouse (e.g., I found a striped blouse for the mouse. I found a long-sleeved blouse for the mouse. I found a button-up blouse for the mouse. I found a black blouse for the mouse. I found a mouse blouse for the mouse).
  • Choose a mouse house
    • Show the children the house graphics and have the children label the pictures by writing house on the blank line under each picture.
    • Have the children count the houses then have them choose a house for the mouse.
    • Have the children write a sentence about which house they found for the mouse (e.g., I found an outhouse for the mouse. I found a treehouse for the mouse. I found a lighthouse for the mouse. I found a round house for the mouse. I found a birdhouse for the mouse. I found a haunted house for the mouse. I found a mouse house for the mouse).

 

Apply the skill (Choose from the activities below)

  • Phonological Awareness
    • Word Building:
      • With word blending cards (see below), have the children make new words by changing the vowel or either of the consonants:
        • Change the beginning sound(s): house --> mouse; found --> ground
        • Change the ending sounds: count --> couch; mouse --> mouth; house --> hound

Read target words in texts (see below)

  • Engage the children in reading the target text Mouse Blouse as a class/group.
  • Have the children make a list of the –ou words from the text.
  • Read the text again fading support.
  • Repeat with the target text Mouse House.

Write about the activity using target words/patterns

  • Give each child a paper and pencil and let them write words from dictation: house, blouse, mouse, round, found, ground, hound, count, couch, mouth, outhouse.
  • Have the children write about the game they played with the mouse (e.g., I found a striped blouse and a round house for the mouse. I found a mouse blouse and an outhouse for the mouse).

SEEL Target Texts

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Mouse Blouse

I once found a mouse who was wearing a blouse.
She took me to her house and let me see all of her blouses.
I counted three mouse blouses at her house:
a striped blouse
a blouse with long sleeves
a blouse with a mouse on it
I am glad I found a mouse in a blouse!

Mouse House

I met a mouse who needed help finding a new house.
I found an outhouse, but the mouse did not like that house.
I found a treehouse, but the mouse could not reach that house.
I found a haunted house, but the mouse did not want that house.
Finally, I found a perfect mouse house.
The mouse loved her new house!

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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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