shout out a spout

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Target text

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:

  • Plastic water bottles
  • Bowl
  • Word-blending cards*
  • Shout Out a Spout target text*
  • What Can You Do With a Spout? target text*
  • Pout When You Can't Go Out target text*

*Items included below.

State and Model the Objective
The children will shout out spouts and read and write words with the -ou vowel combination, 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. 
  • Write spout and out on the board and point out that both have the -ou vowel combination.
  • Teach the children how to cut the tops off water bottles (about 2-3 inches below the lid) to make spouts.

Pretend to go out to shout out a spout

  • Help the children to make a list of -ou words (e.g., sprout, pout, out, spout, snout, scout, shout, about).
  • 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 stand “outside” and shout -ou words from the list out their spouts when you say, "Shout out the spout!”
  • Have the children who are not out (“inside”) pout, since they can’t shout until they go out.
  • Invite the children to trade places and do the activity again.

Make water spout out of a spout

  • Explain that spout is also an action that happens when liquid squirts out of an opening in a bottle or container.
  • Squeeze a water bottle with a little water in it to show how water can spout or spurt out.
  • Let the children take turns making water spout out of a spout.

Scout for spouts

  • Scatter spouts about the room or area.
  • Let the children scout for spouts.
  • Have the children write the word spout on the spouts they find.

Identify, blend and manipulate sounds

  • With word-blending cards (included below), have the children make new words by changing the initial consonant(s):
    • snoutshout; poutspout; sproutspout; shout out; scout spout

Read target words and patterns in texts 

  • Engage the children in reading the Shout Out a Spout target text (see below) as a group.
  • Read the text again, fading support.
  • Invite the children to take turns circling the -ou in words in the text.
  • Repeat with the texts What Can You Do With a Spout? and Pout When You Can’t Go Out.

Write about the activity using target words and patterns

  • Display -ou words: spout, pout, out, snout, scout, shout, sprout, and about.
  • Let the children include -ou words as they write about what they did when they played with the spouts. 
     

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 out.
Go out to shout out the spout.
Shout 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 let water spout out a spout.
But only let water spout 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 a spout when you are outside.
And don’t pout if you can’t go out to shout out of your spout.

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.

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