Read and write words that end in –et.
- Pictures of different types of jets (optional)
- Ready, Set! Go on a Jet! target text
- Paper airplanes
- Net (e.g., the netting used to package oranges, onions, potatoes, etc.)
- Blue paper
- Letter cards
- Word blending cards
- Get the Jet in the Net target text
- Jet graphic
- Whiteboard and marker
The children will try to get a jet into a net while they read and write words that end in –et such as jet, net, set, get, wet, and pet.
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Get set to go on a jet using actions and large motor gestures
- Read the target text Get Set to Go on a Jet, then set up an area of the room with chairs (optional) to be a pretend jet. Tell the children they will prepare to take a trip on the jet.
- Get ready for a trip on a jet (pack a suitcase).
- Get to the jet (drive to the airport).
- Get on the jet (board the airplane).
- Ready, set, go (fasten seat belt and lean back as the jet takes off).
- Let the jet get wet (using a spray bottle to get the jet wet in pretend rain).
Get a jet into a net
- Fold paper airplanes to use as jets.
- Let the children write the word jet on their paper airplane.
- Hold a net over blue paper and pretend the paper is water.
- Ask the children if they bet their jet will get in the net or get wet (i.e. miss the net and fall on the blue paper).
- Have the children clap and chant, “Get the jet into the net!” as they take turns throwing their jets into the net.
- Ask, “Did your jet get into the net yet or did your jet get wet?” and have the children respond, “My jet got in the net,” or “My jet got wet”.
- Let the children write a new –et word on their jet and try again to get the jet into the net.
Identify, blend and manipulate sounds
- Make –et words and get the words into a net.
- Place letter cards in a net and give the children a card with the –et ending.
- Let children each get a letter card from the net to blend with their –et card to make a word.
- Have the children paperclip the letters of the word together.
- Let the children take turns trying to get their –et word in the net, saying “Get the word____ (get, pet, set, net, etc.) in the net”.
- With word blending cards, have the children make new words by changing the vowel or either of the consonants:
- pet → vet, met → wet, get → let, set → yet
- pet → pen, let → led, met → men, jet → Jen
- vet → vat, get → got, set → sit, pet → pat
Read target words in a text
- Read the target text Ready, Set! Go on a Jet! together with the children.
- Read the target text again, fading support.
- Have the children underline the words that end in –et.
- Repeat with the target text Get the Jet in the Net.
Write about the activity using target words/patterns
- Play a “pass the jet” game with the children.
- Have the children sit in a circle and take turns passing a paper jet.
- As children get the jet, have them say a new word that ends in –et.
- Write each new word on the board.
- Repeat the game, but this time, have children write each word on the paper jet.
- Give the children a whiteboard and have them write words from dictation, changing one or two letters each time to make a new word: jet, yet, set, sit, pit, pet, pen, men, man, mat, met, let, leg, log, dog, dig, big, bit, bet, net, nut.
SEEL Target Texts
Get the Jet in the Net
Ready, Set? Go on a Jet!
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/.)
Get a Jet in the Net