Get a Wet Pet
- Toy fish or laminated fish graphics
- Nets (e.g., the netting used to package onions)
- Two bowls or tanks of water
- Plastic bags with water for the fish
- Picture of a fish in a fish bowl
- Pet store sign
- Instructions: How to Get a Pet Fish at the Pet Store sign
- Letter cards
- Did You Get a Wet Pet? target text
- Wet Pet mini book
The children will use a net to get a pet at a pet store and will read and write words that end in -et such as wet, pet, net, get, let, set, and jet.
Get a pet fish at a pet store
- Put up the pet store sign and instructions in one area of the room with toy fish or laminated paper fish in a bowl or tank of water, then set up another area to be "home" with another tank of water.
- Invite the children to the pet store and read them the sign Instructions: How to Get a Pet Fish at a Pet Store.
- Let children take turns catching a wet pet fish, 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.
Identify, blend and manipulate sounds
- Let the children make different words (e.g. wet) with letter cards 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
- Read the mini book My Wet Pet 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? 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.
- 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
Did you Get a Wet Pet?
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 Wet Pet