Witch's Flat Hat

Objective

Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with -at to make words such as hat, flat, bat, and cat.

Lesson Plan

See More

Target Words:

  • hat
  • bat
  • cat
  • rat
  • flat

Materials:

  • Witch's hat 
  • Broom
  • Picture cards
  • Word cards 
  • A Witch's Flat Hat target text

Overview
The children will hear a story about a witch's hat that went flat as they add sounds to the -at ending to make words such as hat, bat, cat, rat, flat, and splat.  

Literacy activities

Make a flat hat

  • Read the A Witch's Flat Hat target text with the children then have them act out the text:
    • Assemble a witch's hat using black paper made into a cone with a circular rim attached to the bottom.
    • Put the picture cards on the hat while saying, "A bat is on the hat."
    • Use the broom to flatten the hat as the witch tries to chase the animals away and say, “SPLAT!”
    • Hold up the animals to show that they are ok then point to the flat hat.

More practice

Read and write -at words

  • Write -at on a whiteboard with space in front of the letter a, then let the children write h in front of -at to make hat.
  • Have the children blend the /h/ sound with /at/ to read the word hat.
  • Ask the children to think of other words that end with -at then help them write the words.
  • Tell the children to write -at on the blank line on each word card. 
  • Have the children blend the beginning sound with -at to read each word.
  • Let the children put the word cards in the witch's hat.
  • Use the broom to flatten the hat then comment that the words and the hat are flat.

Identify, blend and manipulate sounds 

  • Have the children blend individual sounds into words by tapping their head (beginning sound) and their toes (-at sound) and then clap to say the whole word. 
    • b at = bat
    • s at = sat
    • m at = mat
    • h at = hat
  • Point out that all of the words have the -at sound at the end of the word.
  • Ask the children to identify which sound differs in each word.

Write about the activity using target words

  • Have the children take turns passing the flat hat.
  • As the children receive the hat, have them say a new word that ends in -at
  • Write each new word on the board.  
  • Repeat the game, this time having the children write each word on or around the paper hat.
  • Allow the children to write a sentence about a hat using the words written on the graphic (e.g., I see a cat on a hat).

SEEL Target Texts

See More

A Witch's Flat Hat

                                       A 
                                      fat
                                    black 
                               bat swooped
                            and landed on a
                         hat. Along came a fat
                       black cat.  He leaped up
                    on the black hat beside the
                 bat. A big, gray rat scampered
             up by the cat and the bat on the hat.

"Scat!" said the witch to the rat, the cat, and the bat.

                                   SPLAT!

 

Printouts

SEEL At Home

See More
Print

Objective
Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with -at to make words such as hat, flat, bat, and cat.

Materials

  • Picture cards  
  • Witch's hat
  • Broom
  • A Witch's Flat Hat target text

Activity: Witch's Flat Hat

  • Assemble a witch's hat using black paper made into a cone with a circular rim attached to the bottom.
  • Read A Witch's Flat Hat together.  
  • Have your child act out the story with the pictures, hat, and broom.  
  • When you come to the word "SPLAT!" flatten the hat with a broom.  
  • Write -at on the right side of a piece of paper then help your child write h in front of -at.
  • Have your child blend /h/ sound with /at/ to read the word hat.
  • Repeat with the words rat, cat, and bat.
  • Ask your child to think of other words that end with -at then help him or her write the words. 
  • The activity can be repeated several times. animal-pictures-and-hat-text

Standards

See More

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.

http://education.byu.edu/seel/library/