The Tan Can

Objective

Read and write words that end in –an.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • tan
  • can
  • fan
  • man
  • pan
  • van 

Materials:

  • Can (painted tan or covered with tan paper, write the –an ending on the outside)
  • an  and non –an graphics or objects (see below)
  • Word blending cards (see below)
  • The Tan Can target text (written on chart paper or whiteboard)
  • The Tan Can missing letters text (see below) – print out one per child
  • Whiteboards and markers or paper and pencils

State and model the objective
Tell the children that today they get to play a game with a can as they read and write words that end in –an.  

Practice the skill within an activity

In the tan can

  • Hold up the pictures (see below) or items and ask the children, “Can a ____ go in the tan can?”
  • Have the children respond, “Yes, a  _an can go in the tan can,” while putting the item in the can or, “No, a  ____ can’t go in the tan can,” while setting the item aside.

Apply the skill

Identify, blend, and manipulate sounds

  • With word blending cards (see below), have the children make new words by changing either of the consonants or the vowel:
    • man pan; tan  ran; can fan
    • fan fun; tan ten; man men
    • man mat; tan tap; can car

Read target words in a text

  • Display the text to The Tan Can (see target text below).
  • Read the text together as a group.
  • Read again, fading support.
  • Allow the children to underline the –an words present in the text.

Write target words

  • Give each child a copy of The Tan Can with missing letters target text (see below).
  • Have the children fill in the –an ending for the words in The Tan Can missing letters text (see below).
  • Support the children as they write the missing letters.  

SEEL Target Texts

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The Tan Can

This is our tan can. 
The tan can is empty.
What can go in the tan can?
A fan can go in the tan can.
A pan can go in the tan can.
A van can go in the tan can.
Can a man go in the tan can?

The Tan Can (with missing letters)

This is our t__ c__.
The t__ c__ is empty.
What c__ go in the t__ c__?
A f__ c__ go in the t__ c__.
A p__ c__ go in the t__ c__.
A v__ c__ go in the t__ c__.
C__  a m__ go in the t__ c__?

Printouts

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Objective
Read and write words ending with -an (e.g., can, man, pan).

Materials 

  • Picture/word cards of items ending with -an and other endings (see below) 
  • 2 pieces of tan paper
  • Tape, scissors, jar or cup

Activity: The Tan Can

  • Cover the outside of a jar or cup with tan paper and label it Tan Can.
  • Choose a picture and ask your child, "Can a ___ go in the tan can?"
  • Direct him or her to respond, "Yes, a _an can go in the tan can!" and put the item in the tan can if the item ends with -an. If the item does not end with -an, direct him or her to set the item aside and respond, "No, a ___ can't go in the tan can!"
  • Help your child write the title Tan Can and a list of all the -an things inside the can. Your child could also draw pictures to illustrate what's inside the tan can if desired.
  • Send the can paper to school with your child to share with a teacher and a friend.
  • The activity can be repeated several times.

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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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