Wet Pets

Objective

Blend a beginning consonant or consonant blend with –et  to make words such as let, pet, get, and wet.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • wet
  • pet
  • net
  • get

Materials:

  • Pet pictures (see below)
  • Large tub of water
  • Net
  • Wet Pet song (see below)
  • Paper towels—1 for each child
  • Dry erase markers—1 for each child
  • et word cards (see below)
  • Tiny’s Bath by Cari Meister (optional)

State and model the objective
Tell the children that today they will be given a pet to get wet as they practice blending beginning sounds with the –et ending to make new words (e.g., pet, net, wet, set, get).

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Practice the skill within an activity

Get the pet wet

  • Before the activity, cut out and laminate the pet graphics (see below)
  • Read Tiny’s Bath by Cari Meister or similar story (optional).
  • Teach the children the Wet Pet song (see target text below)—sung to the tune of Hokey Pokey.
  • Have each child choose a laminated pet picture (see graphics below).
  • Choose a few children at a time to get their pets wet in the tub of water while everyone else sings the Wet Pet song. When the song is finished, have the children pull out their pets with a net and dry them with paper towels. 

Create new words

  • Allow each child to write the word pet on their laminated pet with a dry erase marker. Explain that you will help them make other words that end with –et.
  • Have the children carefully wipe off the p in the word pet so that all that is left is –et
  • Separate the children into small groups (six groups is recommended). 
  • Assign each group a different letter (L, P, G, W, N, or S) to write in front of the –et written on their pet (e.g., assign one group to write the letter P to make pet; assign a different group the letter N to make net, etc.). 
  • Choose an –et word card (see word cards below) randomly and hold it up for the children to read. Have the children with the selected word written on their pet get their pet wet in order to clean it completely. Repeat with other –et word cards until everyone has a clean pet.

Apply the skill (choose from the following)

Read and write target words

  • Have the children help write a list of words ending in –et
  • Read the words in the –et list together as a class. 
  • Read the list again. This time, have the children write the letter that matches the beginning sound in each word as you say it (e.g., You say pet, then the children write the letter P).

Blend target words

  • Play a game with the children in which you say the beginning sound of an –et word and the children guess which –et word you were thinking of (e.g., You say /p/, then the children call out pet).
     

SEEL Target Texts

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Wet Pet

Let the pet get wet.
Let the pet get wet.
Let the pet get wet.
Then get it with the net.
Get the pet with the net.
Get the pet with the net.
Just so the pet won't fret.

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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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