Get a Wet Pet

Get a Wet Pet
Target text


Read and write words that end with -et.

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

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


  • 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
  • Tape
  • 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.

Literacy Activities
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.

More Practice
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.
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SEEL Target Texts

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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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.