Let Ten Pens Write a 10

Let Ten Pens Write a 10
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Target text

Objective

Read and write words with the short-e vowel

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Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • pen
  • ten
  • let
  • get
  • bed
  • web
  • wet

Materials:

  • 10 pens
  • Word building cards*
  • Let Ten Pens Write a 10 target text*

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State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will write with 10 pens and learn to read words with the short-e sound such as pen, get, let, ten, set.

Literacy Activities
Read and act out the Let Ten Pens Write a 10 text

  • Read the Let Ten Pens Write a 10 target text (see below) with the children, fading support.
  • Repeat, fading support.
  • Have the children take turns trying to write with 10 pens.
  • Let the children see if they can write the number 10 with all ten pens.
  • Ask the children to write short-e words with ten pens (e.g., ten, bed, web, wet, pen, let, get, set).
  • Have the children draw a bed and a web with 10 pens.

Build words that have the short-e sound

  • Cut the word-building cards (see below) along dotted lines.
  • Have the children choose an initial letter, produce the sound, and slide the letter toward the ending.
  • Say, “P says /p/.” Slide the letter toward -en, and have children repeat p-en.
  • Continue with other beginning letters.

SEEL Target Texts

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Let Ten Pens Write a 10

Get set to write with pens.
Can you write with ten pens?
Get ten pens.
Let the ten pens write ‘ten’.
Let the ten pens write 10.
 
Can the ten pens make a bed?
Can the ten pens make a hen?
Can the ten pens make a web?

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