wag and drag a rag
Wag and Drag a Rag
- Old fabric to rip into rags
- Bags (e.g., paper lunch sacks)
- Word-building cards*
- Let's Make a Rag Bag target text*
- Wag and Drag a Rag to Dust target text*
- A Rag Bag target text*
*Items included below.
State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will make a rag bag and read and write words ending in -ag, such as rag, bag, tag, wag, and drag.
Make a rag bag
- Engage the children in reading Let’s Make a Rag Bag text (see below).
- Have the children follow the instructions in the text to make a rag bag:
- Rip an old cloth into pieces to make rags.
- Write rag on a tag for each rag.
- Put the rags in a bag.
- Write Rag Bag on a tag (slip of paper) and attach the tag to the bag.
Wag and drag a rag to dust
- Explain that the rags in the bag are used for cleaning.
- Engage the children in reading Wag and Drag a Rag to Dust (see below).
- Have the children get a rag from the rag bag and act out the text.
Identify, blend, and manipulate sounds
- With word-building cards (see below), have the children make new words by changing the vowel or either of the consonants:
- rag→ drag, tag→ sag, bag→ lag, wag→ nag
- rag→ ran→ rat, tag→ tap→ tan, bag→ bat→ bad
- tag→ tug, rag→ rug→ rig, lag→ log→ leg, bag→ big→ bug→ beg
Read target words in target texts
- Read the text A Rag Bag (see below) with the children.
- Have the children find the words that end in -ag.
- Repeat with the texts Let’s Make a Rag Bag and Wag and Drag a Rag to Dust.
SEEL Target Texts
Wag and Drag a Rag to Dust
We wag and drag a rag to dust.
We get a rag bag—a bag with rags.
We get a rag from the rag bag.
We wag the rag to dust the bed.
We wag the rag to dust the lamp.
We wag the rag to dust the desk.
We wag the rag to dust the shelf.
We drag the rag back to the bag.
Let's Make a Rag Bag
Rip a cloth into rags.
Make a tag for the rags.
Make the tags say, Rag.
Put the rags in a bag.
Make a tag for the bag.
Make the tag say, Rag Bag.
A Rag Bag
We got a bag.
We got a tag.
We put the rag in the bag.
We put a tag on the bag.
The tag said, Rag Bag.
We made a rag bag.
The rag bag has a tag.
SEEL At Home
Read and write words that end with -ag.
- A bag with a rags inside
- Rags or cloth to rip into rags
- Wag and Drag a Rag to Dust target text (below)
Activity: Wag and Drag a Rag
- Rip cloth to make rags (optional)
- Help your child read the text Wag and Drag a Rag to Dust.
- Place rags in a bag to create a “rag bag.”
- Get a rag out of the bag then wag and drag the rag to dust.
- Read the text Wag and Drag a Rag to Dust again and have your child find the words ending in -ag.
- Write a list of -ag words.
SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.
Wag and Drag a Rag