wet pets

Wet Pets
Target text


Blend consonants with -et to make words such as let, pet, get, and wet.

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • wet
  • pet
  • let
  • get
  • net
  • fret


  • Large tub of water
  • Netting (e.g., the netting used to package onions)
  • Dry erase markers
  • Picture cards (laminated)*
  • Word cards* 
  • Wet Pet song*
  • Tiny’s Bath by Cari Meister (optional)

*Items included below.

State the Objective

Tell the children that they will get a pet wet as they practice blending beginning sounds with the –et ending to make new words, such as pet, net, wet, and get.

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Literacy Activities

Introduce target words

Read the target words with the children: wet, pet, let, get, net, and fret.

Get the pet wet

  • Read Tiny’s Bath by Cari Meister (optional) with the children.
  • Teach the children the Wet Pet song (see below) sung to the tune of Hokey Pokey.
  • Have each child choose a laminated picture card.
  • 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. 
  • Let the children write different letters (L, P, G, W, N, or S) in front of the –et ending.
  • Choose an –et word card randomly and hold it up for the children to read.
  • Have the children write and erase the -et word you read.

Read, write, and blend 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. 
  • Have the children write the letter that matches the beginning sound in each word as you randomly say words from the list (e.g., you say pet, then the children write the letter P).
  • 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).
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SEEL Target Texts

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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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.