Read and write words with the r-controlled vowel spelling -ur.
- Dog graphic or toy dog
- Water bowl
- Signs with -ur
- Long sock
- Long ears and tongue graphic
- Dog-bone word cards
- Word-building cards
- My Dog Slurps and Burps target text
State and Model the Objective
The children will act out a story where a dog slurps and burps and then read and write words spelled with -ur, such as burp, slurp, turn, fur, blur, burn, and curb.
See the dog slurp and burp
- Read the My Dog Slurps and Burps target text to the children.
- Have the children act out the text using the dog graphic and the water bowl:
- Make slurping noises and pretend that a dog slurps water from the bowl.
- Pretend that the dog burps and then slurps again.
- Pretend that the dog gets water in his fur.
- Laugh while watching the dog slurp and burp.
- Take turns making the dog slurp and burp.
Find -ur words with the slurping, burping dog
- Make a dog sock puppet by using the long sock and the long ears and tongue graphics.
- Introduce the children to your slurping, burping dog (sock puppet) who likes to slurp and burp words that have the -ur sound in them.
- Help the children read the dog-bone word cards with you.
- Let the children take turns reading a word card and then feeding the card to the dog while listening for the slurps and burps.
Identify, blend, and manipulate sounds
- Have the children use the word-building cards to make new words by changing the vowels, the beginning consonants, or the end consonants:
- Change the beginning sound(s): slurp→ burp; turn→ churn; fur→ blur
- Change the vowel sound: fur→ for; turn→ torn; burn→ barn
- Change the ending sound: curb→ curt; burp→ burn; blur→ blurt
Read target words in texts
- Read the My Dog Slurps and Burps target text to the children and while pointing out the words with the -ur sound.
- Engage the children in reading the target text with you.
- Give each of the children a -ur sign and explain that, when a -ur word is read, they should hold up their sign.
- Read the target text together again while watching for raised cards and supporting as needed.
Write about the activity using target words and patterns
- Have the children make a list of the words spelled with -ur.
- Ask them to write words as you say them: slurp, burp, turn, fur, blur.
SEEL Target Texts
My Dog Slurps and Burps
He slurps his water.
Then comes the burp.
We can hear him slurp and burp:
1. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.B: Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
My Dog Slurps and Burps