Make Dad Glad

Objective

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

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • dad
  • glad
  • sad
  • mad

Materials:

  • Whiteboards and dry erase markers
  • Book: Dad, Aren't You Glad? By Lynn Plourde (Dutton Juvenile, 2005) (optional)

Overview

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

Literacy Activities
How to make dads glad

  • Read the story Dad, Aren't You Glad? by Lynn Plourde (optional).

  • Help small groups of children think of things they could do to make a dad glad (e.g., draw a picture, make his bed, clean his room).

  • Let each group of children create a charade (acting with no talking) to show what they would do to make a dad glad.

  • After a few minutes, give each group a turn to act out their charade in front of the class while the other children try to guess the idea. 

  • When a child has guessed the correct action, have everyone say, “Dad is glad.”

  • List the children’s ideas under the heading, “Dad is glad when…” and have the children copy one or two sentences, underlining the -ad endings.

More Practice
Blend, segment, and spell sounds

  • Have children blend individual sounds into words by tapping their shoulder (beginning sound) and head (-ad  sound) then have them clap to say the whole word.

    • d + ad = dad

    • s + ad = sad

    • g + lad = glad

  • Give each child a whiteboard and have them write words from dictation, changing one or two letters each time to make a new word:

  • gladladsadsatmatmantantinpinpigbigbitbatsatfatfanran

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

Materials 

  • Two pieces of paper

Activity: Dad is Glad

  • Help your child think of things he or she could do to make his or her dad glad.
  • Play charades as you act out one of the ideas without using words and your child tries to guess the idea (support as needed).

  • Switch roles when the idea is guessed.

  • Help your child make a book called Dad is Glad using paper folded over and stapled like a booklet. 

  • Have your child write a sentence (support as needed) on each inside page that says what makes dad glad (e.g., Dad is glad when ___.). 

  • Have your child illustrate each sentence (optional). 

  • Read the book together and allow your child to underline the -ad endings.
  • Have your child change the /d/ sound at the beginning of dad to a different sound then blend the sounds together to make new -ad words (e.g., /b/ + /ad/ = bad; /h/ + /ad/ = had; /s/ + /ad/ = sad).

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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