Sit on It

Objective

Read and write words ending with –it.

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • sit
  • pit
  • fit
  • lit
  • bit
  • it

Materials:

  • Chairs—1 for each child
  • Music to play while children walk around a circle
  • Sign labeled “Pit” (see below)
  • Word cards (see below)
  • Letter cards (see below)
  • Sit on It target text (see below)

State and model the objective

Tell the children they will sit on words that end with -it and they will read and write words ending with -it, such as sit, pit, fit, lit, bit and it.  

Practice the skill within an activity

Sit on It

  • Before starting the activity, set chairs up in a circle with seats facing out and tape a word card to each chair; place the sign labeled “Pit” in an area separate from the circle.
  • Tell the children to find a chair in the circle to sit on.
  • Start the music and have the children stand up and walk around the circle while it’s playing.
  • Stop the music and have the children sit on the chair closest to them as they shout, “Sit on It!”
  • Have the children take turns reading the word card on the back of their chair aloud.
    • If it’s a word that ends with –it, they can carry on with the game.
    • If the word does not end with –it, they will have to sit in the pit.
  • Remove the same number of chairs as children who had to sit in the pit, being sure to take out both -it and non -it chairs so the game can continue.
  • Start the music again and repeat until all of the words that do not end with -it are eliminated.

Apply the skill

Identify, blend and manipulate sounds

  • Let the children make a target word (e.g. sit) from letter cards (see below) and then let them make different words by changing either of the consonants or the vowel.     
    • Change the beginning sound(s): pit sit; fit lit; kit  hit
    • Change the vowel sound: sit sat; pit  pet; lit lot
    • Change the ending sound(s): bit big; fit fin; hit him
  • For each of the words the children make, have them produce the sounds for each letter and then blend those sounds back into the word.

Read target words in a text

  • Have the children underline the words that end in -it in the target text Sit on It  (see below). Read the text to the children. Engage the children in reading the text simultaneously with you. Read the text again, fading support.

Write about the activity using target words and phrases

  • Display target words on a word wall (i.e., sit, pit, fit, lit, bit, it) and then engage the children in one of the following:
    • Re-read the target text (see below) and permit the children to write their own version of the text.
    • Have the children write a sentence or two expressing ideas from a lesson activity or target text (e.g., We had to sit in the pit). 

SEEL Target Texts

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Sit on It

You can sit on a word that ends in -it.
The word lit ends in -it, so you can sit on it!
The word big does not end in -it, so you do not sit on it.
Instead, you get to sit in the pit.  
 
You can sit on a word that ends in -it.
The word kit ends with -it, so you can sit on it!
The word fit ends with -it, so you can sit on it!
Don’t quit!
You can sit on all the words that end in -it.
And you can sit in the pit if a word does not end in -it.

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Objective 
Read and write words that end with -it.

Materials

  • Word cards (see below) 
  • A bowl or container to use as a "pit"

Activity: Match the -it words

  • Match the -it words

    • Shuffle the word cards (see below) and lay them face down in rows.
    • Take turns turning over two of the cards and reading the words on each card. 
    • If the cards match, keep them. 
    • If they don't match, turn them both back over. 
    • When the game is over, read the -it cards together and have your child write a list of the words. 
  • Get it in the pit
    • Divide the word cards into two stacks and take turns reading the cards aloud then trying to toss them into a "pit" (a bowl or container) which is set a reasonably challenging distance away.
    • Cheer each other on by saying, "Get it in the pit!" and see who can get the most cards in the pit.
    • The activity can be repeated several times.Word-Cards

Standards

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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/.)

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