Bad Kitty

Objective

Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with -ad to make words such as bad, sad, mad, dad, and glad.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • bad
  • glad
  • mad
  • sad

Materials:

  • Letter cards (see below)
  • Bad Kitty target text (see below)
  • Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel (Roaring Brook Press, 2015) (optional)

State and model the objective
Tell the children that they will make sad, mad, and glad faces while they add sounds to the -ad ending to make words such as bad, glad, mad, sad, and dad

Practice the skill within an activity

Make sad, mad, and glad faces 

  • Read the story Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel and use the illustrations to introduce target words (optional).
  • Have children practice making a sad, mad, and glad face (explain that glad means happy). 
  • Invite the children to share things that make them glad, sad, and mad. 
  • Read the target text Bad Kitty and have the children make glad, sad, and mad faces to match the words in the text (see below). 
  • Read the story again and when the words bad, sad, mad, or glad appear in the story, only say the first sound and have the children finish the word by saying the complete word (e.g., Say the /m/ sound, then have the children say mad all together). 

Apply the skill (choose from the following)

Identify, blend and manipulate sounds

  • Have children identify the beginning, middle and ending sounds of words by tapping their shoulder (beginning), their elbow (middle) and fingers (end) (e.g. lad = /l/ tap shoulder, /a/ tap elbow, /d/ tap fingers). Point out that all of the words have the -ad sound at the end of the word. 
    • bad = /b/ /a/ /d/
    • sad = /s/ /a/ /d/
    • mad = /m/ /a/ /d/
    • glad = /gl/ /a/ /d/
  • With word blending cards (see below), have the children make new words by changing the vowel or either of the consonants:
    • Change the beginning sound: bad sad; sad mad; mad glad
    • Change the ending sound: bad bat; sad sat; mad  man
    • Change the middle sound: bad bed; sad sod; mad mud

SEEL Target Texts

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Bad Kitty!

Sometimes my kitty does bad things.
Once my Kitty licked my ice cream. 
I got mad!
“Bad kitty!” I said.
Kitty looked sad.
 
Once my kitty went potty on the rug.
I got mad.
“Bad kitty!” I said.
Kitty looked sad.
 
Once my kitty knocked over a vase.
I got mad.
 “Bad kitty!” I said.
Kitty looked sad.
 
But now my Kitty is asleep in my lap.
“Good kitty!” I said
“You make me glad.” 

Printouts

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Objective

Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with -ad to make words such as bad, sad, mad, dad, and glad.

Materials

  • Bad Kitty story (see below)
  • Paper and pencil

Activity: Bad Kitty Tad

  • Read the Bad Kitty story with your child. Have him or her read the -ad words.
  • Help your child act out the emotion that matches each line of the story.
  • Read the story and have your child act it out as you read and say the -ad words together. 
  • Help your child write a list of all the -ad words from the game.
  • The activity can be repeated several times. Bad-Kitty-Story

Standards

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.D: Distinguish between similarly spelled words by identifying the sounds of the letters that differ.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.C: Blend and segment onsets and rimes of single-syllable spoken words.

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