let's get a pet

Let's Get a Pet

Let's Get a Pet
Target text


Read and write words that end in -et.

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • get
  • pet
  • set
  • yet
  • let
  • net
  • bet
  • fret
  • upset


  • Nannette's Baguette by Mo Willems (optional)
  • Pictures of pet store items*

*Items included below.

State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will pretend to get and forget to get things at a store, and that they will read and write words that end in -et, such as getletsetbetyet.
Literacy Activities
Engage in a reader's theatre based on the book Nannette's Baguette

  • Read the book Nannette's Baguette by Mo Willems (optional).
  • Explain that a baguette is a long loaf of bread.
  • Conduct a reader's theatre about a mom who sends her children to a store to get a baguette (see below).

Enact a reader's theatre about going to a pet store to get a pet fish

  • Read the reader's theatre script about going to a pet store to get a pet with the children (see below). 
  • Read the script again taking the mom's part while the children take the children's parts.
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SEEL Target Texts

Let's Get a Pet

Reader's Theatre Script 
(At home)
Mom: Let’s go get a pet at the pet store. Let’s get a pet fish.
Children: Yes, let’s!
Mom: Are you set?
Children: Not yet. We’ll get set. We will get set to go.
Mom: Set yet?
Children: Yes, we're set. You bet! 
Mom: Here is what we will get. (Show children pictures of the items)
        We have to get a fish net.
         We have to get a tank to keep the fish wet.
         And let's not forget to get food for our pet fish.
Children:  Okay.  Let’s get a pet!
(In the car)
Children: Are we there yet?
Mom: Not yet!  Not there yet.
Children: Are we there yet?
Mom: Yup, you bet!
(In the store)
Mom: I’ll get a tank to keep the pet wet. I’ll get food for our pet.
Children: We’ll get a net to get our pet. 
(At the checkout)
Store clerk: Are you set?
Children: We are set. (pay for the things)
(At home)
Mom: We got food for our pet. We got a tank to keep the pet wet. 
Children: We got the net.
Mom: What did we forget to get? 
Children: We forgot to get the pet. We forgot to get our pet fish.
Mom: Don’t be upset. Don’t fret. 
Mom: Are you set to go back?
Children: Let’s go get our pet. We will not forget to get our pet.  

Nannette Gets a Baguette

Reader's Theatre Script
The mom sends her children to the store to buy a baguette.
(Mom is talking to her children at home)
Mom: Want to get a baguette?
Children: You bet!
Mom: Get set.
(The children are on their way to the store)
Child 1 (talking to child 2): Are we there yet? 
Child 2: Not yet.
Child 1: There yet?
Child 2: Not yet!
Child 1 (points to the store): There! We can get a baguette! 
Child 2: Get set to get a baguette.
Child 1 (to the store clerk): Can I get a baguette?
(The children eat the baguette on the way home)
Child 1: Oh no! No baguette.
Child 2: Should we fret?
Child 1: Will mom get upset?
(The children get home)
Child 1: Mom, we do not have the baguette.
Child 2: Don't be upset.
Mom: Did you forget?
Child 1: No, we ate the baguette.
Child 2: Can we get another baguette?
Mom: Yes. Don't fret. Don't be upset.
Mom: Just go get another baguette.


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