Rip Strip Pizza


Read and write words ending in –ip.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • rip
  • strip
  • flip
  • snip
  • clip
  • drip


  • Red squares of paper, labeled “sauce”—1 per child
  • Green, yellow, and orange construction paper
  • Brown, white, tan, or yellow paper circles to be pizza dough—1 per child
  • Word blending cards (see below)
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Whiteboard and marker

State and model the objective
Tell the children that today they will rip strips of paper to make a pizza while they read and write words ending in –ip: rip, strip, flip, snip.

Practice the skill within an activity

Rip strip pizza

  • Give each child a paper pizza dough; a paper sauce packet; and green, yellow, and orange paper. 
  • Give instructions for making the pizza and have the children repeat the instructions as they do them.
  • Flip the pizza dough.
  • Clip and snip the tip of the sauce packet.
  • Tip and drip the sauce.
  • Rip strips of pepper (green paper).
  • Rip strips of cheese (yellow and orange paper).
  • Glue the drips of sauce and strips of peppers and cheese to the dough to complete the pizza.
  • When the pizzas are done, have the children say, “I can make a pizza flip,” as they toss their pizzas into the air to flip them.

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:
    • ship trip; drip flip; dip tip
    • tip top; trip  trap; drip drop
    • dip  dim; tip tin; ship shin

Read and write target words

  • Have the children help you write instructions for making a Rip Strip Pizza. 
  • Write the instructions on the board and choral read them as a class, emphasizing the –ip words.
  • Have one child at a time come up to the board and underline the words ending in –ip. Repeat until all –ip words have been underlined.


SEEL At Home

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Read and write words ending in -ip.


  • Brown paper circle
  • Red paper square
  • Orange, yellow, and green paper
  • Rip Strip Pizza Instructions (see below)
  • Glue

Activity: Rip Strip Pizza

  • Read the instructions for making Rip Strip Pizza together with your child. Help your child read each word that ends with -ip.
  • Do each step after you read it and make a Rip Strip Pizza together. Emphasize the -ip action words as you do them (e.g.; Drip, drip, drip the sauce. Rip, rip, rip the strip.).
  • Have your child glue the pizza ingredients to the paper circle as he or she puts them on.Pizza-Instructions


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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/.)