Ap Map
Target text


Read and write words ending in –ap.

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • map
  • tap
  • clap
  • cap
  • gap
  • nap


  • A large Ap Map
  • Street names
  • Word blending cards
  • Bottle caps
  • Upbeat music and music player (optional)

The children will follow an Ap Map as they read and write words that end in –ap such as map, cap, rap, and lap.

Literacy Activities
Follow the Ap Map

  • Display the Ap Map Directions large enough for the children to see and read it together.
  • Look at the Ap Map together as a group.
  • Point out to the children that the directions follow the map.
  • Lead the children around the room following the directions found in the target text.
  • As you follow the directions, point out the -ap words to the children and emphasize that the letter combinations ap makes the -ap sound in the words.

Apply the skill
Identify, blend, and manipulate sounds

  • With word blending cards, have the children make new words by changing either of the consonants or the vowel:
    • map tap; lap → cap; nap gap
    • map  mop; tap  tip; cap → cup
    • lap lad; map  mat; gap gas

Read and write target words

  • Make a list on the board of all the –ap words children heard throughout the activity and read the list together.
  • Have the children draw a picture of one of the activities they did, then write the corresponding -ap word below the picture.
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SEEL Target Texts

Ap Map Directions

Dialogue Action
Look on our Ap Map for Flap Street.
Do you see Flap Street in Ap Town?
Tap, tap, tap to Flap Street!
Have students tap their feet while walking to Flap Street.
At Flap Street have students flap their arms saying, “Flap, flap, flap.”
It was fun to flap on Flap Street!
Look on our Ap Map for Cap Street.
Do you see Cap Street in Ap Town?
Let’s tap, tap, tap to Cap Street.
At Cap Street hand out bottle caps for students to tap together saying, “Tap, tap, tap, the cap.”
It was fun to tap a cap on Cap Street!
Look on our Ap Map for Lap Street.
Do you see Lap Street in Ap Town?
Let’s tap, tap, tap to Lap Street.
At Lap Street, have students sit cross legged and clap and tap on their laps saying, “Tap, tap, tap my lap.  Then clap, clap, clap.”
It was fun to tap and clap on Lap Street!
Look on our Ap Map for Rap Street.
Do you see Rap Street in Ap Town?
Let’s tap, tap, tap to Rap Street.
At Rap Street turn on upbeat music (optional) and let students snap, tap, or clap to the beat or make your own beat.
It was fun to snap, tap, and clap on Rap Street!
Look on our Ap Map for Gap Street.
Let’s tap, tap, tap to Gap Street.
Oh no! Gap Street is just a gap. Jump over the gap!
Pretend to jump over the gap in the road.
We are almost to the end of our Ap Map.
Look on our Ap Map for Nap Street.
Let’s tap, tap, tap to Nap Street.
It’s time to take a nap.
Pretend to take a nap.
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SEEL At Home


Read and write words ending in -ap words (e.g., tap, cap, gap).


  • Ap Map board game and pieces
  • Ap Map Slap cards
  • Number dice

Activity: Ap Map

  • Play the Ap Map board game with your child. 
  • Place pieces on the start sign.  Take turns rolling the die and moving your game piece along the street lines. 
  • If either player lands on a street sign, have a race to see who can find the corresponding slap card first and slap it (e.g.; If you land on Rap Street, find the Rap Street Slap card and slap it.). 
  • Whoever gets to the stop sign first wins.
  • Have your child write a letter to the teacher telling him or her about the Ap Map board game. Use all of the -ap words from the game (help where needed).
  • Send the letter to school with your child to share with a teacher and a friend. 
  • The activity can be repeated several times.
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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.