Get a Wet Pet

Objective

Read and write words that end with -et.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • wet
  • pet
  • net
  • get
  • let
  • set
  • jet

Materials:

  • Toy fish or laminated fish graphics (see below)
  • Nets (e.g., the netting used to package oranges, onions, potatoes)
  • Two bowls or tanks of water
  • Plastic bags with water for the fish  
  • Picture of a fish in a fish bowl (see below)
  • Pet store sign (see below)
  • Tape
  • Instructions: How to Get a Pet Fish at the Pet Store sign (see below)
  • Letter cards (see below)
  • Did You Get a Wet Pet? target text (see below)
  • Wet Pet mini book (see below)

State and model the objective
Tell the children that they will use a net to get a pet at a pet store and will read and write words that end in -et: wet, pet, net, get, let, set, and jet.

Practice the skill within an activity

Get a Pet Fish at a Pet store

  • Put up the pet store sign (see below) in one area of the room with toy fish or laminated pictures of fish (see below) in a bowl or tank of water, then set up another area to be "home" with another tank of water.
  • Read the sign Instructions: How to Get a Pet Fish at a Pet Store (see below).
  • Let children take turns buying a pet fish and putting it in a bag with water.
  • Pretend to carry the pet fish home.
  • Put the fish in a container with water at "home," commenting on the need to let the pet fish stay wet.
  • Ask the children what words they heard in the activity that end in -et.

Apply the skill

Identify, blend and manipulate sounds

  • Let the children make different words (e.g. wet) from letter cards (see below) by changing either of the consonants or the vowel. 
    • Change the beginning sound(s): wet pet, get set, net bet
    • Change the vowel sound: get got, set sat, bet bat
    • Change the ending sound(s): let led, pet pen, bet bed

Read target words/patterns introduced in the activity (see texts below)

  • Read the mini book My Wet Pet (see below) together as a class/group. 
  • Read the text again, fading support.
  • Have the children take turns underlining the words that end in -et.
  • Repeat with the text Did You Get a Wet Pet? (see target text below). 

Write about the activity using target words/patterns

  • Play a “pass the pet” game with children while sitting in a circle. 
    • Have the children take turns passing a picture of a fish in a bowl (see below).
    • As each child gets the pet, have them say a new word that ends in -et. 
    • Write each new word on the board.  
    • Repeat the game, but this time, have the children write each word on a piece of paper and tape the word to the fishbowl.
  • Give each child a paper and pencil, and have them write words from dictation: pet, get, set, wet, jet, bet, let, yet.

SEEL Target Texts

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Did you Get a Wet Pet?

Did you get a pet at a pet store? 
Did you get a pet fish? 
Did you get your pet in a net? 
Did you move the pet from the net to a tank? 
Did you keep your pet wet? 
 

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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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