Shout Out a Spout

Objective

Read and write words spelled with the -ou vowel combination.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • shout
  • out
  • spout
  • pout
  • scout
  • snout
  • sprout

Materials:

  • Spouts (cut-off water bottle tops; i.e., the part where the water comes out)
  • Paper and tape to make spouts 
  • Water bottles to make water spouts out of the tops
  • Bowl to catch water that spouts out of spouts
  • Shout Out a Spout target text 
  • What Can You Do With a Spout? target text
  • Shout Out! target text 
  • Word blending cards 
  • Book: The Cows are in the Corn by James Young (optional)

Overview
The children will shout out spouts and read and write words that end with -ou, such as out, pout, snout, shout, scout, and spout.

Literacy Activities
Make spouts 

  • Tell the children that a spout is the opening in a bottle that lets water come out.
  • Let the children roll paper in a cone shape to make a spout.
  • Cut the tops off water bottles to make spouts.

Pretend to go out to shout out a spout

  • Place a string or a piece of tape on the floor, and pretend that one side is inside and one side is outside.
  • Let a few children go out with spouts to shout out the spouts; say, "Shout out the spout!”
  • Have the children who are in (not out) pout, since they can’t shout until they go out.
  • Let the children trade places: those who are in go out and shout, and those who are out come in and pout.
  • Ask the children to make a list of -ou words that they could shout (e.g., sprout, pout, out, spout, snout, scout, shout, about).

Make water spout out of a spout

  • Explain that spout is also a verb which means to spill out of an opening (squeeze water out of a water bottle to show how water can spout out).
  • Let the children take turns making water spout out of a spout.

Scout for spouts

  • Scatter about different spouts (paper spouts and water bottle spouts).
  • Let the children scout for spouts.
  • Have the children write the word spout on the spouts they find.

More Practice
Identify, blend and manipulate sounds

  • With word blending cards, have the children make new words by changing the initial consonant(s):
    • snout → shout; pout → spout; sprout → spout; shout → out; scout → spout

Read target words and patterns in texts 

  • Engage the children in reading the text Shout Out a Spout as a group.
  • Read the text again, fading support.
  • Repeat with the texts Pout When You Can’t Go Out and What Is a Spout?

Write about the activity using target words and patterns

  • Let the children write about what they did when they played with the spouts. Have them include the words spout, pout, out, snout, scout, shout, and about.

SEEL Target Texts

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Shout Out a Spout

Can you shout out a spout?
You can shout out a spout.
But don’t shout if you are not outside.
Go out to shout out the spout.
Shout some words out the spout.
Shout out these words: pout, out, scout, and snout.
And don’t pout if you can’t go out to shout out the spout.

What Can You Do With a Spout?

What can you do with a spout?
You can spout out a spout.
But only spout water out of a spout when you are outside.
And don’t pout if you can’t go out to spout water out of your spout.
What can you do with a spout?
You can shout out a spout.
But only shout out of a spout when you are outside.
And don’t pout if you can’t go out to shout out of your spout.

Shout Outside

You may be able to shout out a spout.
If you are in the house you can’t shout out a spout.
If you are in the house and you shout, you will have to get out.
Your mom or dad may say, “Get out!”
Your mom or dad may say, “Shout when you are out of the house.”
Your mom or dad may say, “Stay outside to shout.”
If you are inside and can’t shout, you may want to pout.
If you are out of the house, you can shout.
If you are out of the house, you can shout out the spout.
Your mom or dad may say, “You can shout because you are out of the house.”
You mom or dad may say, “You can stay outside to shout.”
If you are out of the house, you do not need to pout.

Pout When You Can't Go Out

Look! A spout!
You can shout out the spout.
But you can only shout out the spout when you are outside.
What?
You can’t go out?
You don’t get to go out to shout out the spout?
You may want to pout. 
You may want to pout if you can’t go out to shout out the spout.
But maybe later you will get to go out and shout.

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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