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
  • Bad Kitty target text 
  • Book: Bad Kitty by Nick Bruel (Roaring Brook Press, 2015) (optional)

Overview
The children will make sad, mad, and glad faces as they add sounds to the -ad ending to make words such as bad, glad, mad, sad, and dad

Literacy Activities
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 Bad Kitty

  • Read the target text Bad Kitty and have the children make glad, sad, and mad faces to match the words in the text. 
  • 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.

More Practice
Identify, blend and manipulate sounds

  • Have the children blend individual sounds into words by tapping their head (beginning sound) and their toes (-ad sound) and then clap to say the whole word.  
    • b + ad = bad
    • s + ad = sad
    • m + ad = mad
  • With word blending cards, 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 

Activity: Bad Kitty Tad

  • Read the Bad Kitty story with your child.
  • Have him or her read the -ad words (support as needed).
  • Help your child act out the emotion that matches each line of the story.
  • Read the story again, this time 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.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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