Chad Had the Doodad

Objective

Read and write words that end in -ad.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • bad
  • dad
  • had
  • mad
  • sad
  • glad
  • doodad

Materials:

  • Brad, Chad, and Tad name tags (see below)
  • A small doodad (e.g., a metal washer, a paperclip)
  • Chad is Sad target text (see below)

State and model the objective
Tell the children they will play a game with a doodad and read and write words that end in -ad such as had, glad, sad, and mad.

Practice the skill within an activity
Play the “Who Had the Doodad?” game:

  • Choose three children to be Brad, Chad, and Tad and have each wear the appropriate name tag (see below).
  • Have “Brad,” “Chad,” and “Tad” step out into the hall and secretly decide which of them will hide the doodad behind his or her back, then have all of them return to the room with their hands behind their back. 
  • The other children will take turns guessing who has the doodad by choosing a name and saying, “____ (e.g., Brad) has the doodad.”).
  • Brad will then show the children if he or she has the doodad; if Brad doesn’t have it, have another child guess.
  • When the doodad has been discovered, everybody will shout: “____ (e.g., Tad) had the doodad!”
  • The person who guessed correctly will replace the person who had the doodad and wear the name tag.
  • Repeat the game as many times as desired.

Apply the Skill
Read and write target words in a list

  • Have the children help make a list on a chart or whiteboard of ad words from the activity, such as hadsad, mad, glad, Chad, Brad, Tad, and doodad.
  • Read the list together several times.
  • Have the children copy words from the list to make their own list of -ad words.

Read target words in a text

  • Read the target text Chad is Sad (see below) to the children.
  • Engage the children in reading the text simultaneously with you.
  • Read the text again, fading support.
  • Have the children underline the words that end in -ad in the ​​text.

SEEL Target Texts

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Where's the Doodad?

Chad is sad.
Chad is sad he didn’t find a doodad.
Brad is mad.
Brad is mad he didn’t find a doodad.
But Tad is glad!
He found a doodad!

Chad is Sad

Chad is sad.
Chad is sad he didn’t find a doodad.
Brad is mad.
Brad is mad he didn’t find a doodad.
But Tad is glad!
He found a doodad!

Printouts

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Objective
Read and write words that end in -ad.

Materials

  • Brad, Chad, and Tad picture cards (see below)
  • Doodad cards (see below)

Activity: Who Had the Doodad?

  • Place the Brad, Chad, and Tad picture cards on the table and hide a doodad card under one of the picture cards.
  • Have your child guess where the doodad is by saying, “___ (e.g., Chad) has the doodad!” 
  • If your child guesses correctly, he or she gets to keep the doodad, but if they guess incorrectly, you get to keep the doodad
  • Change roles and repeat the game until there are no doodads left.
  • Determine who the winner is by counting to see who has the most doodads.

Doodads

Standards

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CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.B: Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.2.D: Isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in three-phoneme (consonant-vowel-consonant, or CVC) words. (This does not include CVCs ending with /l/, /r/, or /x/.)

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