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Target text

Objective

Children will recognize, read, and write words with a short-e sound.

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Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • Hen
  • Get
  • Fed
  • Pet
  • Peck

Materials:

  • My Hen Likes to Peck target text*
  • A Red Pet target text*
  • Picture of hen* or toy hen
  • List of segmented words*
  • Word bank*

*Items included below.

State and Model the Objective

Tell the children that they will read and act out a story about a hen which focuses on short-e words, such as hen, peck, neck, and leg.

 

Literacy Activities

Read and act out the text My Hen Likes to Peck target text

  • Engage the children in shared reading of My Hen Likes to Peck (see below). 
  • Using the picture of the hen (see below) have children act out the text.

Segment sounds in words

  • Let the children use their fingers as a beak to peck at short-e words in My Hen Likes to Peck (see below). 
  • Have the children say the words with a “stretched out” vowel: “h–eeee–n”.
  • Using the list of short-e words below, help the children write sentences about things the hen can do (e.g., go to bed in the pen, peck on the deck, get wet).

Read A Red Pet target text with children 

  • Engage the children in shared reading of A Red Pet (see below) and fade support.
  • Segment short-e words into their sounds (e.g., h-e-n, p-e-ck, w-e-t, g-e-t, p-e-n, l-e-g, n-e-ck, l-e-t, b-e-t, t-e-n) and have the children say the word they hear (e.g., hen). 
  • Using the segmented words below, have the children use their fingers to peck each letter, produce each sound, and blend the sounds to make a word (e.g., h-e-n: hen).

Standards

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K Reading: Foundational Skills Standard 3b. 
Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels

http://education.byu.edu/seel/library/

Don't Peck, Hen!
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Target text

Objective

Recognize, read, and write words with a short-e sound.

See Standards

Lesson Plan

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Target Words:

  • hen
  • get
  • fed
  • pet
  • peck

Materials:

  • Picture of hen* or toy hen
  • List of segmented words*
  • Word bank*
  • My Hen Likes to Peck text*

*Items included below.

 

State and Model the Objective

Tell the children that they will read and act out a story about a hen, which focuses on words with the short-e sound, such as hen, peck, neck, and leg.

Literacy Activities: 

Read target text together

  • Engage children in shared reading of the My Hen Likes to Peck text (see below), fading support as appropriate
  • Have children circle words that include the short-e sound within the text.
  • Have the children repeat short vowel words with “stretched out” vowels: “he—-n”. .
  • Let the children pretend that their fingers are a hen's beak that pecks at words in the text with the short-e vowel. 

Act out the story

  • Using the picture of the hen (see below) or a toy hen, have children act out the story in My Hen Likes to Peck.

Segment sounds in words

  • Have the children say the word they hear when you segment the short-e words into their sounds (e.g., h-e-n, p-e-ck, s-e-t, w-e-t, g-e-t, p-e-n, l-e-g, n-e-ck, l-e-t, b-e-t, t-e-n).
  • Use the list of segmented words (see below) and have the children pretend that their fingers are a hen's beak that pecks each letter, says each sound aloud, then repeats the word they hear.

Write sentences using words with short-e sound

  • Using words from the word bank (see below), help the children write sentences about things the hen can do. (e.g., go to bed in the pen, peck on the deck, get wet)

SEEL Target Texts

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My Hen Likes to Peck

I have a pet.
My pet is a hen.
My hen pecks when she wants to get fed.
 
She pecks at my neck.
She pecks at my leg.
Get away, hen!
Do not peck my neck and leg!
 
Don’t fret, hen.
You will get fed.
But not yet.
Go peck for bugs by the shed
And you will get fed.

 

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Standards

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K Reading: Foundational Skills Standard 2d: 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/.)

K Reading: Foundational Skills Standard 3b: Associate the long and short sounds with the common spellings (graphemes) for the five major vowels.

http://education.byu.edu/seel/library/