mix a bit of drink mix

Mix a Bit of Drink Mix

Mix a Bit of Drink Mix
Target text


Read and write words with the short i sound. 

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Lesson Plan

Target Words:

  • mix
  • bit
  • sip
  • rip
  • tip
  • fit
  • sit


  • Drink mix (e.g., Tang, powdered lemonade, etc.)
  • Zip-close bags (or folded paper)
  • Cups filled with water
  • Craft sticks
  • Letter Cards*
  • Mix a Bit of Drink Mix text*

*Items included below. 

State and Model the Objective
Tell the children that they will mix and sip a bit of drink mix as they practice reading and writing words that contain the short i sounds, such as tip, drip, chip, flip, sip, and lip.
Literacy Activities
Mix a drink

  • Make individual packets of drink mix in folded paper or a Ziploc bag.
  • Have the children label packets of drink mix with the word mix.
  • Help the children rip, snip, or, clip open a packet of drink mix and slip or tip a little mix into a cup.
  • Remind the children to not let the mix slip, drip, or spill.  
  • Let the children mix the drink mix with a craft stick.
  • Tell the children to sit and sip some of the drink mix, then let them lick their lips.

Read target words in a text

  • Engage the children in reading the text Mix a Bit of Drink Mix.
  • Have the children underline words with the short i sound. 
  • Read the text again, fading support.

Mix up words

  • Give the children letter cards and have them make new words by mixing up the beginning or ending sounds:
    • Change the beginning sound: ziptiprip; bitfitsit; mixfixsix
    • Change the ending sound: lid → lit → lip; hiphithid; pinpitpig

Write target words

  • Have the children write a target word and then change one letter at a time to make new words: sipsnipripraptaptipzipliplicklocklotlitbitbintintanfanfinfixmix.
  • Let the children write a simple sentence using words with the short i sound (e.g., I mix the drink with a stick).
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SEEL Target Texts

Mix and Sip a Bit of Drink Mix

Let’s mix up a drink from a drink mix.
Rip or snip open a packet of mix.
Tip the mix into a cup.
Mix the drink mix in with a stick. 
Sit down to take a sip.
Lick your lips!
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SEEL lessons align with Common Core Standards. Please see the standards page for the code(s) associated with this lesson.