Put a Rose to Your Nose


Read and write words that have the long o silent e vowel combination.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • rose
  • pose
  • nose
  • hose
  • chose


  • Rose graphics (see below)
  • Dried or fake roses (optional)
  • Drinking straw or some other object to use as a pretend hose
  • -ose word cards (see below)
  • Word blending cards (see below)
  • I Chose a Rose target text
  • Pose with a Rose target texts (see below)

State and model the objective

Explain to the children that pose means to hold still in a certain way to be a statue or take a picture. Tell the children that they will pose with a rose while the play with words that end in with the long o silent e vowel pattern. Make a list of words that end in –ose: rose, pose, nose, those, chose, hose, suppose.


Practice the skill within an activity

  • Try to smell a rose
    • Show the children the pictures of roses (see below) or show them dried or fake roses (optional).
    • Let the children choose a rose and comment on the rose that each child chose.
    • Tell the children to hold the rose to their nose to see if it has a smell.
    • Let the children color paper roses then write a sentence at the bottom about the rose that they chose. (e.g., “I chose a red rose.” “I chose a paper rose.”)
    • Show children how to hold a pose.
    • Let each child pose with a rose.
    • Pretend to take pictures of the children as they pose with their rose.
    • Make comments such as the following throughout the activity:
      • “I like to see you pose with the rose that you chose!”
      • “I suppose you could pose with the rose by your nose.”
    • Give each child a word card. Have the children read the words then create a pose to match the word or pose with the card.
  • Use a hose to water the rose
    • Tell the children that they will water their rose with a hose.
    • Dip a straw into water and hold the end to keep water in. Let go of the straw to let the water run onto a real or plastic rose.
    • Pretend to plant roses in a garden then water them with a hose.


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:
        • rose --> nose; hose --> chose --> those
        • hose --> hope; nose --> note; pose --> poke
        • rose --> rise; those --> these
  • Read target words in texts (see below)
    • Engage the children in reading the target text I Chose a Rose together as a class/group.
    • Have the children raise their hands when they hear –ose sound.
    • Read the text again fading support.
    • Have the children make a list of the words ending in –ose.
    • Repeat with the target text Pose with a Rose.
  • Write about the activity using target words/patterns
    • Engage the children in interactive writing about their experience. Review target words and phrases from the activities then present sentence frame, sentence completion, gestural, or question prompts incorporating target words and phrases. Provide verbal or written options if needed.
    • Examples of an interactive text:
      • I picked a ____ (rose).
      • I ___ (chose) a pretty paper ____ (rose).
      • I put the ____ (rose) to my ____ (nose) to smell it.
      • I ____ (posed) with the ____ (rose) I ____ (chose).
      • It was a beautiful ____ (rose) ____ (pose).


SEEL Target Texts

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I Chose a Rose

I chose a rose.
The rose was a pretty red rose.
I put the rose to my nose.
The rose smelled good.
I posed with the rose that I chose.
The pose was a nice rose pose.
I suppose that I chose a great rose.

Pose with a Rose

Pick a rose.
Put the rose to your nose.
Smell the rose.
Smell the rose with your nose.
Do a rose pose.
Pose with your rose.



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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.