not a bad cat

Not a Bad Cat

Not a Bad Cat
Target text


Read a text that highlights short vowel words.

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • cat
  • get
  • run
  • bad
  • sad
  • scat


  • A toy cat or picture of a cat*
  • Scat, Cat! target text*

*Item included below.

State and Model the Objective

Tell the children that they will act out the true story of Scat, Cat! and read a text with short vowel words, such as cat, scat, get, run, bad, and sad.

Literacy Activity

  • Enact the text below and pretend that a cat shows up.
  • Tell the cat to scat (to go away).
  • Read the text, Scat, Cat! with the children.
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SEEL Target Texts

Scat, Cat!

A cat!
A cat got under my shed.
Cat, scat!
Get! Get away!
I do not like cats.
I do not want a cat.
But the cat likes me.
Mom, do you like cats?
Dad, do you like cats?
Mom and dad do not like cats.
Run! Go! Get away! Can you?
But the cat likes me!
You are not a bad cat.
You are a sad cat.
You want a home.
And you like me! 
And I do like you.
It can be fun to have a pet cat.
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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.