tip and drip pizza sauce

Tip and Drip Pizza Sauce

Tip and Drip Pizza Sauce
Target text


Read and write words that end in -ip.

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • rip
  • tip
  • dip
  • snip
  • clip
  • flip
  • slip
  • drip
  • strip


  • Tan paper circles 
  • A small amount of red paint or ketchup packets
  • Small ziplock bag (if using the red paint)
  • Red, green, yellow or orange construction paper
  • Fork
  • Bowl
  • Plate
  • Scissors to snip or clip 
  • The Pizza that we Made by Joan Holum (Penguin) (2001) (optional)
  • Pizza Party by Grace Maccarone (Scholastic, 1994) (optional)
  • Word-building cards with -ip*
  • Rip Strips Pizza Recipe*
  • Drip Sauce target text*
  • Rip Strip Pizza Recipe target text*

*Items included below.


State and Model the Objective

Tell the children that they will flip dough and rip strips of toppings to make a pizza and will read and write words ending in -ip, such as tip, rip, strip, flip, and snip.

Literacy Activities

Flip dough and drip sauce to make a pizza

  • Have children flip tan paper circles like pizza dough
  • Let the children . . . . .
    • Rip, snip or clip packets of red paint or ketchup 
    • Tip and drip the sauce into a bowl
    • Whip the sauce with or without a little water 
    • Drip the sauce on the ‘dough’ or let snips of red paper be sauce
    • Rip and snip strips of cheese and toppings onto a plate
    • Rip, snip, or clip strips of green, orange, or red paper to be pepper
    • Rip, snip, or clip yellow or orange paper to be cheese.
    • Slip the strips of toppings from a plate onto the pizza.

Rip strips of pizza

  • Snip or rip the pizza into strips. 
  • Slip strips of pizza onto a plate.

Read about making pizza 

  • Have the children help make a list of the -ip words and read the list together.
  • Read the Drip Sauce and Rip Strips Pizza Recipe (see below) with the children.

Blend and Manipulate Words

  • With word-building cards, have the children make new words by changing a beginning or ending consonant(s) or the vowel:  
    • Change the beginning consonant(s): striptrip; dipdrip; lipflip; riptrip; striprip.
    • Change the vowel: tiptop; triptrap; dripdrop; snipsnap.
    • Change the ending consonant(s): dipdim; tiptin; triptrim.

Read and write about how to rip, tip, drip, whip, snip and clip to make a pizza  

  • Read the Make Pizza text (see below) with the children.
  • Display a word wall with -ip words.
  • Have the children write about someone making a pizza as they rip, drip, tip, and whip sauce; flip dough; and snip and clip strips of pepper and cheese.  
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SEEL Target Texts

Rip Strip Pizza Recipe

Flip the pizza dough.
Clip and snip the tip of the sauce packet.
Tip and drip the sauce.
Rip or snip strips of cheese.
Slip the strips of cheese onto the pizza.
Rip strips of peppers.
Slip the strips of pepper onto the pizza.
Clip and snip the pizza into slices.
Slip a slice of pizza onto your plate.

Make Pizza

Flip some dough.
Flip. Flip. Flip
Clip and snip a sauce packet.
Clip and snip.
Tip and drip the sauce.
Tip and drip.
Rip or snip strips of cheese
Rip or snip.
Rip or clip strips of pepper.
Rip or snip.
Slip the strips of toppings and cheese onto the pizza.
Rip or clip the pizza into strips.
Slip a strip of pizza onto a plate.
Slip a strip of pizza into your mouth.
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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.