A Kid Slid a Lid


Read and write words ending in –id.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • lid
  • slid
  • kid
  • skid
  • did
  • hid


  • Lids of different colors and sizes with the word lid written on each
  • id Word Cards (laminated – optional)
  • Word blending cards (see below)
  • Paper and pencil

State and model the objective
Tell the children that today they will play a game called A Kid Slid a Lid as they read and write words ending in –id.

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Practice the skill within an activity

Skid the lid

  • Show the children how to skid a lid by sliding it across a flat surface.
  • Hand a lid to each kid or let each kid pick a lid to skid.
  • Have the children take turns trying to skid different lids.
  • See which lid can skid the best. As the children skid the lids, have them chant, “Skid, skid, skid the lid.”

Apply the skill

Identify, blend, and manipulate sounds

  • With word blending cards (see below), have the children make new words by changing either of the consonants or the vowel:
    • kid  lid; bid skid; did hid
    • hid had; lid led; did dad
    • kid kit; lid lip; did dim

Read and write target words

  • Hold up the –id word cards and help child read the words.
  • Have the children choose a word card, read it, and see if they can skid it.
  • As a class, write an account of what you did. (e.g.; We got to skid lids. The red lid slid the best.)


SEEL At Home

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Read and write words ending in -id.


  • -id word cards (see below) cut out
  • Lids of different shapes and sizes
  • Tape, paper, pencil

Activity: A Kid Slid a Lid!

  • Skid the lids across a table or smooth floor to find out which lid skids the best.
  • Take turns reading an -id word and then taping it in place around the table.
  • Play a game for two players.
    • Both players choose a lid to skid and one "kid" gets to choose the -id word to skid the lid toward; the winner of that round is the "kid" who slid his or her lid the closest to the target word.
    • Give each player a point for each round they win and alternate turns until each player has had six turns; the winner of the game will be the "kid" with the most points. 
  • Help your child write one or two sentences about what he or she did (e.g.; I got to skid a lid. I slid the lid to the word did.)
  • The activity can be repeated several times.id-word-cards


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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/.)