a dime for a lime

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Target text

Objective

Read and write the long i vowel in words ending with a silent e.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • lime
  • dime
  • line
  • time
  • chime

Materials:

  • Water
  • Lime (real, plastic, or picture)
  • Cups, pitcher, and spoon 
  • Real or pretend dimes
  • Metal to make a chiming sound
  • Pictures of slices of limes*
  • Get in Line for a Lime target text*

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State and Model the Objective
Tell the children they will buy a lime drink with a dime, and read and write words with the long i silent e vowel (e.g., line, dime).
Literacy Activities
Give a dime for a lime drink

  • Make a lime drink or pretend to make a lime drink.
  • Let the children stir or pretend to stir the drink until they hear a chime. 
  • Strike a metal object and say, “I hear the chime.”
  • Tell the children that they can buy a slice of lime or lime drink with a dime.
  • Ring the chime every time a child buys a lime or lime drink with a dime.

Phonological awareness

  • Have the children make words by changing either of the consonants:
    • linelime, pilepine, dinedime, slimelime, timelime, likebike, sizeside, widehide, minemice, dicedime

Read target words 

  • Read the target text Get in Line for a Lime with the children.
  • Read the text again, fading support.
  • Have the children find the words with long i and silent e.

Write about the activity 

  • Display a word wall with words, such as lime, dime, dine, chime, ice, mice, nice, rice, kite, dice, bike, spice, price, slicesmile, five, slime, fine, time, line, pile
  • Have the children write about standing in line to buy things with dimes:
    • "If I had a pile of dimes, I would…"
    • "I would use a dime and stand in line to…"
    • "For a dime, I would dine on…"
    • "A dime is a nice price for…"

SEEL Target Texts

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Get in Line for a Lime

Do you have a dime?
Do you want to buy a lime for a dime?
Do you want to buy a slice of lime for a dime?
Do you want to buy a lime drink?
Do you want to buy a lime drink with a dime?
 
Is it time to get in line?
Get in line to pay for your lime.
Get in line to pay for your lime drink.
The price for a lime is a dime.
The price for a lime drink is a dime.
Get in line to pay your dime.

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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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